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  701.344.  Evidence of lead poisoning testing required for child-care facilities located in high risk areas — no denial of access to education permitted. — 1.  In geographic areas determined to be of high risk for lead poisoning as set forth in section 701.342, every child care facility, as defined in section 210.201, and every child care facility affiliated with a school system, a business organization or a nonprofit organization shall, within thirty days of enrolling a child, require the child's parent or guardian to provide evidence of lead poisoning testing in the form of a statement from the health care professional that administered the test or provide a written statement that states the parent's or guardian's reason for refusing such testing.  If there is no evidence of testing, the person in charge of the facility shall provide the parent or guardian with information about lead poisoning and locations in the area where the child can be tested.  When a parent or guardian cannot obtain such testing, the person in charge of the facility may arrange for the child to be tested by a local health officer with the consent of the child's parent or guardian.  At the beginning of each year of enrollment in such facility, the parent or guardian shall provide proof of testing in accordance with the provisions of sections 701.340 to 701.349 and any rules promulgated thereunder.

  2.  No child shall be denied access to education or child care because of failure to comply with the provisions of sections 701.340 to 701.349.

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(L. 2001 S.B. 266)


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