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Childhood Blood Lead Levels – Mandatory Reporting and Investigation

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Rule status: Adopted

Agency: DOHMH

Effective date: December 5, 2022

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Adopted rule summary:

The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is adopting amendments to Articles 11 and 173 of the New York City Health Code to reduce the childhood blood lead level for both mandatory reporting and as the threshold for mandated investigation from 5.0 micrograms per deciliter (“mcg/dL”) to 3.5 mcg/dL.

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