Issue Date: March 31, 2017
Volume 44 • Issue 7 • Page 376
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE
Subtitle 09 MEDICAL CARE PROGRAMS
10.09.23 Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) Services
Authority: Health-General Article, §§2-104(b), 15-103, and 15-105, Annotated Code of Maryland
Notice of Proposed Action
The Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene proposes to amend Regulation .04 under COMAR 10.09.23 Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) Services.
Statement of Purpose
The purpose of this action is to update outdated language related to lead poisoning treatment. This proposal also lowers the threshold for environment lead investigations from a confirmed elevated blood lead level of 10 micrograms or greater per deciliter to 5 micrograms or greater per deciliter.
Comparison to Federal Standards
There is no corresponding federal standard to this proposed action.
Estimate of Economic Impact
The proposed action has no economic impact.
Economic Impact on Small Businesses
The proposed action has minimal or no economic impact on small businesses.
Impact on Individuals with Disabilities
The proposed action has no impact on individuals with disabilities.
Opportunity for Public Comment
Comments may be sent to Michele Phinney, Director, Office of Regulation and Policy Coordination, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 201 West Preston Street, Room 512, Baltimore, MD 21201, or call 410-767-6499 (TTY 800-735-2258), or email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or fax to 410-767-6483. Comments will be accepted through May 1, 2017. A public hearing has not been scheduled.
.04 Covered Services.
A.—C. (text unchanged)
D. Additional Medically Necessary Plan of Treatment Services.
(1) (text unchanged)
(2) EPSDT services covered under §D of this regulation include:
(a)—(f) (text unchanged)
(g) Environmental lead investigations, as specified in COMAR 26.16.02.04 and .05 when there is a confirmed elevated blood lead level of  5 micrograms or greater per deciliter;
(h)—(j) (text unchanged)
DENNIS R. SCHRADER
Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene