Data Sharing and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
- Overcoming Barriers to Data-Sharing Related to the HIPAA Privacy Rule: A Guide for State and Local Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Programs pdf icon[PDF – 586 KB]
This guide reviews HIPAA requirements and exceptions, focusing on those for public health agencies, and describes permissible uses of lead-related data under the HIPAA Privacy Rule.
- HIPAA Privacy Rule and Public Health: Guidance from CDC and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services pdf icon[PDF – 241 KB]
- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)external icon
View a copy of the joint letter by EPA and CDCpdf icon[PDF – 54 KB] regarding the confidentiality of childhood lead poisoning data.
- U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homesexternal icon
View a copy of the joint letter by HUD and CDC pdf icon[PDF – 137 KB] regarding the confidentiality of childhood lead poisoning data.
Federal and State Laws
- EPA’s Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Program Rule (RRP)external icon
This webpage lists the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s requirements and lists information for state officials, property owners, families, and contractors pertaining to the RRP rule.
- EPA’s Renovation, Repair and Painting Ruleexternal icon
This document summarizes EPA’s new Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Program rule.
- Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)external icon
This webpage is an online version of the Toxic Substances Control Act. See Subchapter IV for regulations on lead exposure reduction.
- HUD’s Lead Safe Housing Ruleexternal icon
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Lead Safe Housing Rule applies to all target housing that is federally owned and applies to target housing receiving federal assistance.
- The Lead Disclosure Rule (Title X, Section 1018)external icon
This law requires the disclosure of known information on lead-based paint and lead-based paint hazards before the sale or lease of most housing built before 1978.
- Title X Regulations (Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992)
- Public Law 102-550external icon
Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992
- Title X, Sections 1012 and 1013external icon
Requirements for the Notification, Evaluation, and Reduction of Lead-Based Paint Hazards in Federally Owned Residential Property and Housing Receiving Federal Assistance.
- Public Law 102-550external icon
- The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA)external icon
The complete act and section summaries of the CPSIA.
- Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA) pdf icon[PDF – 567 KB]external icon
The CPSA provides that when the Consumer Product Safety Commission finds an unreasonable risk of injury associated with a consumer product, it can develop a standard to reduce or eliminate the risk.
- Lead Statutes Database pdf icon[PDF – 1 MB]
The Lead Statutes Database provides lawmakers and others with an easily searchable tool for assessing state lead poisoning prevention policy trends. Source: National Conference of State Legislaturesexternal icon
Lead-Safe Housing Policy
- Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC)external icon
This 2007 report examines how the LIHTC program has addressed childhood lead poisoning associated with lead-based paint hazards in old housing that is undergoing rehabilitation. It describes additional measures that should be taken to ensure that program advances the goal of eliminating the disease by 2010 and does not inadvertently create lead-based paint hazards in the housing units it rehabilitates, therefore protecting the future viability of the program.
American Academy of Pediatrics
- Prevention of Childhood Lead Toxicityexternal icon
Source: Pediatrics 138(1): e20161493 (2016)
- Federal Lead-Based Paint Enforcement Bench Book pdf icon[PDF – 1.06 MB]external icon – January 2009
The Federal Lead-Based Paint Enforcement Bench Book provides an overview of federal statutes, regulations, and enforcement programs. It covers the Lead Safe Housing Rule, and Section 7003 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. The benchbook also explains how federal enforcement programs operate, and how to promote enforcement through referrals and partnerships. Source: National Center for Healthy Housingexternal icon
- Guidebook for Developing State and Local Lead-Based Enforcement Bench Books pdf icon[PDF – 330 KB]external icon – August 2008
The Guidebook for Developing State and Local Lead-Based Enforcement Bench Books is a how-to manual to help those who are not lawyers develop state and local lead-based paint enforcement benchbooks for their jurisdictions. Because of diverse state and local laws, no single benchbook would be accurate or relevant for every jurisdiction. Therefore, the guidebook provides background and resource information, advice, and specific “action items” for developing state and local benchbooks. The guidebook also explains how to find codes about housing, property maintenance, health, nuisance abatement, and other topics that may address lead-based paint hazards. Source: National Center for Healthy Housingexternal icon
- Lead-Safe Housing Policy Guidance Series pdf icon[PDF – 139 KB] – December 2004
Source: Alliance for Healthy Homesexternal icon
Page last reviewed: July 30, 2019