|v AB2370 – Lead Exposure, day care facilities, effective January 1, 2019 - An act amending Sections 1596.866 and 1596.8661 and adding Sections 1596.7996 and 1597.16 to the Health and Safety Code for the education of risks and effects of lead exposure in child care facilities and for the testing of drinking water in licensed child care centers. Licensed providers have access to a document regarding lead toxicity prevention created in partnership with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) to provide to parents/guardians of newly enrolled or reenrolled children with information on the following:|
· Risks and effects of lead exposure
· Blood lead testing recommendations and requirements
· Options for obtaining blood lead testing, including any programs that offer free or discounted tests
This printable document (Lead Poisoning Facts) is located here as well as on the Child Care Licensing website. The bill also requires that that the Department add instruction on the prevention of lead exposure to the Preventative Health and Safety Training curriculum for providers licensed on or after July 1, 2020. Finally, it requires that all Child Care Centers, operating in a building constructed before January 1, 2010, shall have their drinking water tested for excessive lead levels, on or after January 1, 2020, but no later than January 1, 2023. Child Care Centers must thereafter test their drinking water every five years after the date of the initial test. The Department must adopt regulations in consultation with the State Water Resources Control Board for the implementation of the requirements for the testing of drinking water for lead in Child Care Centers by January 1, 2021. The regulations shall include requirements to ensure the collection and submission of valid water samples.
AB605 – Child day care facilities, birth to school-age license; Effective January 1, 2021 - An act amending Sections 1596.76, 1596.955 and 1596.956 and adding Section 1596.951 to the Health and Safety Code to address requirements for a single license and extend the period for possible participation in the toddler programs. It requires the California Department of Social Services, in consultation with stakeholders, to adopt regulations on or before January 1, 2021, to create a Child Care Center license to serve infant, toddler, preschool, and school-age children. It also requires,