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File #: 10214-17    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Enacted
File created: 6/15/2017 In control: Chief Clerk
On agenda: Final action: 7/5/2017
Title: An Ordinance of the Council of the County of Allegheny ratifying a new regulation of the Allegheny County Health Department promulgated pursuant to the authority granted to county departments of health under the Pennsylvania Local Health Administration Law, 16 P.S. §§12011 - 12028.
Sponsors: Chief Executive
Attachments: 1. 10214-17 Exhibit A.pdf, 2. 10214-17 Summary.pdf, 3. 17-17-OR 10214-17.pdf

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An Ordinance of the Council of the County of Allegheny ratifying a new regulation of the Allegheny County Health Department promulgated pursuant to the authority granted to county departments of health under the Pennsylvania Local Health Administration Law, 16 P.S. §§12011 - 12028.

 

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                     Whereas, Allegheny County, pursuant to the Pennsylvania Local Health Administration Law, 16 P.S. §§ 12011 - 12028, created the Allegheny County Health Department, and the Allegheny County Board of Health; and

 

Whereas, the Local Health Administration Law at Section 12011 provides for the Board of Health to adopt regulations and submit such regulations to Allegheny County for approval or rejection; and

 

Whereas, on May 3, 2017, the Allegheny County Board of Health adopted the attached new article to the Allegheny County Health Department Rules and Regulations, Article XXIII, “UNIVERSAL BLOOD LEAD LEVEL TESTING”;

 

Whereas, universal blood lead level testing will facilitate early detection and referral for treatment of lead poisoning; will reduce the incidence, impact and cost of lead poisoning; will inform parents and guardians of their children’s lead exposure; and will enable countywide surveillance of childhood lead poisoning. and

 

Whereas, it is the desire of Council to ratify the new Allegheny County Health Department regulations as approved by the Board of Health on May 3, 2017.

 

The Council of the County of Allegheny hereby enacts as follows:

 

SECTION 1.                     Incorporation of Preamble.

 

                                          The provisions set forth in the preamble to this Ordinance are incorporated by reference as set forth in their entirety herein.

 

SECTION 2.                     Ratification of Regulations.

 

                                          Acting pursuant to the Local Health Administration Law and the Allegheny County Home Rule Charter, County Council hereby ratifies Article XXIII, “Universal Blood Lead Level Testing”, of the Allegheny County Health Department Rules and Regulations attached hereto as Exhibit “A.”

 

SECTION 3.                     Severability.   If any provision of this Ordinance shall be determined to be unlawful, invalid, void or unenforceable, then that provision shall be considered severable from the remaining provisions of this Ordinance, which shall be in full force and effect.

 

 

 

SECTION 4.                     Repealer.  Any Resolution or Ordinance or part thereof conflicting with the provisions of this Ordinance is hereby repealed so far as the same affects this Ordinance.