IMMUNIZATION CERT.; LEAD POISONING TEST H.B. 4200 (H-2):

SUMMARY OF HOUSE-PASSED BILL

IN COMMITTEE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

House Bill 4200 (Substitute H-2 as passed by the House)

Sponsor: Representative Helena Scott

House Committee: Health Policy

Senate Committee: Committee of the Whole

 

Date Completed: 9-18-23

 


CONTENT

 

The bill would amend the Public Health Code to require a child's immunization certificate to include a space indicating whether the minor had been tested for lead poisoning, beginning January 1, 2024.

 

The bill is tie-barred to Senate Bill 31, which would amend the Public Health Code to require a physician treating a minor to test or order a test for lead poisoning at early ages so long as the physician obtained consent from the parent, guardian, or person in loco parentis of the child. Senate Bill 31 also would require the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to promulgate rules related to the testing.

 

Under the Code, a health care provider administering an immunization agent to a child must provide a written certificate of immunization containing certain information to the person accompanying the child or make an entry on an existing certificate and report record of the immunization to the DHHS after obtaining consent to report from the parent, guardian, or person in loco parentis of the child. Under the bill, beginning January 1, 2024, the certificate also would have to a include space to indicate whether the minor had been tested for lead poisoning.

 

MCL 333.9206 Legislative Analyst: Alex Krabill

 

FISCAL IMPACT

 

The bill would have a one-time minor negative fiscal impact on the DHHS and no fiscal impact on local units of government. The Department would face minor administrative costs resulting from the requirement under the bill to update certificates of immunization to provide space to indicate whether the minor has been tested for lead poisoning. These costs could be borne by existing appropriations.

Fiscal Analyst: Ellyn Ackerman

 

 

This analysis was prepared by nonpartisan Senate staff for use by the Senate in its deliberations and does not constitute an official statement of legislative intent.