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Ohio demands lead-case ‘action plans’ Health

Mar 2, 2017 - Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio)

The Ohio Department of Health is cracking down on local health authorities that investigate childhood lead poisoning cases, demanding “action plans” to close open cases and alerting programs to a high number of cases being closed because of an inability to contact the affected child’s family or a homeowner.

In a strongly worded letter mailed in mid-February, ODH Director Rick Hodges reminded health officials at city and county programs that investigate lead cases, referred to as “d

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