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Senate Bill 522 Printer's Number 1935

PENNSYLVANIA, September 21 - (2) Educational materials shall be available at no cost

and shall be developed for specific audiences, including

health care providers, homeowners, landlords and parents or

caregivers.

Section 7. Blood lead assessment and testing coverage.

(a) General rule.--A health insurance policy or government

program covered under this section shall provide to covered

individuals or recipients blood lead tests as follows:

(1) In the case of individuals or recipients who are

pregnant, one blood lead test per pregnancy if a single risk

factor is identified in accordance with recommendations from

the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

(2) In the case of individuals or recipients who are

under two years of age, AT LEAST one blood lead test by 24

months of age in accordance with recommendations from the

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American

Academy of Pediatrics, and, if the result of the blood level

test indicates an elevated blood lead level, another blood

lead test by venipuncture within 12 weeks of the blood level

test in which the elevated blood lead level was indicated.

(b) Copayments, deductibles and coinsurance.--Coverage under

this section shall be subject to copayment, deductible and

coinsurance provisions and any other general exclusions or

limitations of a health insurance policy or government program

to the same extent as other medical services covered by the

policy or program are subject to these provisions.

(c) Construction.--This section shall not be construed as

limiting benefits which are otherwise available to an individual

under a health insurance policy or government program.

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