Introduced Senate Bill (S)

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DIGEST

Services for children in lead contamination areas. Defines the term "lead contamination area" as an area in which children are exposed to lead through the soil, water, or air in their environment, resulting in the need for the children to receive special services to counteract the medical, educational, and developmental problems resulting from exposure to lead during childhood. Specifies that a certain area of the city of East Chicago is a lead contamination area. Requires the state department of health to establish a program to provide grants to enable children who live in or previously lived in a lead contamination Services for children in lead contamination areas. Defines the term "lead contamination area" as an area in which children are exposed to lead through the soil, water, or air in their environment, resulting in the need for the children to receive special services to counteract the medical, educational, and developmental problems resulting from exposure to lead during childhood. Specifies that a certain area of the city of East Chicago is a lead contamination area. Requires the state department of health to establish a program to provide grants to enable children who live in or previously lived in a lead contamination area to receive speech therapy, physical therapy, and occupational therapy. Requires a school corporation or other public service entity awarded a grant under the program to use the grant funds to establish or fund a program through which children who live in or previously lived in a lead contamination area can receive speech therapy, physical therapy, and occupational therapy appropriate to their particular needs from qualified professionals. Requires the department of education to establish a program to provide grants to enable children who live in or previously lived in a lead contamination area to receive special early childhood educational support. Requires a school corporation awarded a grant under the program to use the grant funds to establish or fund a program through which children who live in or previously lived in a lead contamination area can receive special early childhood educational support appropriate to their particular needs from qualified professionals. ... View more