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Any person who owns or manages a day care center, day care home, preschool, nursery school, kindergarten or other child care facility licensed or approved by the State of Illinois or the department, including such programs operated by a public school district, shall require that each parent or legal guardian of a child between the ages of six months through six years provide a statement from a physician or health care provider that the child has been screened for lead poisoning. This statement must indicate that the screening of the child has been performed in accordance with applicable criteria mandated by the Illinois Department of Public Health and the commissioner. This statement shall be provided prior to admission and subsequently in conjunction with required physical examinations.
Nothing in this section shall be construed to require any child to undergo a blood lead level screening or test whose parent or guardian objects on the grounds that the screening or test conflicts with his or her religious beliefs.
(Added Coun. J. 11-5-93, p. 40561; Amend Coun. J. 12-13-06, p. 94902, § 1)