Summary: H.R.2788 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.2788. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (08/02/2001)

Children's Lead Screening Accountability For Early-Intervention Act of 2001 or Children's Lead SAFE Act - Amends title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act (SSA) to require State Medicaid plans to provide for reporting to the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) of the number of children who: (1) are under age three and enrolled in the State plan; and (2) have received a blood lead screening test.

Requires each contract between the State and an entity responsible for medical assistance under the State plan to provide for: (1) compliance with mandatory blood lead screening requirements consistent with prevailing guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); and (2) coverage of qualified lead treatment services. Allows reimbursement for qualified lead treatment services for children with elevated blood lead levels. Provides for enhanced Federal matching contributions for a specified information retrieval system.

Authorizes the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish a bonus program to improve the blood lead screening rates of States for children under age three enrolled in Medicaid.

Amends SSA title XXI (State Children's Health Insurance Program) (SCHIP) to give States the option to elect to provide SCHIP coverage for blood lead poisoning screening tests for children.

Amends the Head Start Act and the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 and to mandate blood lead poisoning screening tests for an infant or child to be eligible to participate in either the special supplemental food program for women, infants, and children (WIC) or early Head Start and Head Start programs.