Lead Poisoning Screening

On Oct. 5, 2017, Gov. Brown signed AB 1316 into law. The new law adds blood lead level screening as a preventive care service for which a health insurer must provide coverage. Specifically, health insurance policies issued on or after Jan. 1, 2018, must provide such coverage for children age 18 and younger who are at risk for lead poisoning when the screening is prescribed by a physician or surgeon affiliated with the plan.

This new law doesn’t contain any new employer compliance obligations. However, California employers will want to be aware of the changes to the insurance laws in California should employees have questions regarding health insurance coverage.

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