Rules and Regulations
Lead-Based Paint Regulations
Contractors and firms conducting lead-based paint activities in Nebraska are required to be licensed.
Title 178, Chapter 23
Lead-Based Paint Words & Definitions
As outlined in the regulations manual.
Blood Lead Test Reporting Requirements for Blood Lead Tests
All blood lead tests, regardless of the patient and the test result, are required by law to be reported to the department by physicians and/or laboratories. Certain demographic information is to be included with the blood lead test result as well. Visit the Resources for Health Care Professionals page to learn more about reporting requirements for blood lead tests.
EPA Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule
Renovation and repair activities like sanding, cutting, and demolition may create hazardous lead dust and chips by disturbing lead-based paint, which could be harmful to adults and children. By following recognized lead-safe practices during these projects, contractors can minimize the amount of lead dust generated.
EPA’s Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule requires contractors to be RRP certified if they disturb lead-based paint in pre-1978 homes, childcare facilities and schools.
HUD/EPA Lead-Based Paint Disclosure Rule
Sellers have to disclose known information regarding lead-based paint and/or hazards before selling a house. Sales contracts must include a disclosure forms, and buyers have up to ten days to check for lead hazards.
Before renting a pre-1978 home, a lessor must disclose the presence of known lead-based paint and/or hazards in the dwelling. Lessees must also receive a federally approved pamphlet regarding lead poisoning prevention.
Seller Disclosure of Lead-Based Paint and/or Lead-Based Paint Hazards
Lessor Disclosure of Lead-Based Paint and/or Lead-Based Paint Hazards
Protect Your Family From Lead In Your Home
Medicaid Requirements for Blood Lead Testing
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services requires that all children receive a screening blood lead test at 12 months and 24 months of age. Children between the ages of 36 months and 72 months of age must receive a screening blood lead test if they have not been previously screened for lead poisoning. A blood lead test must be used when screening Medicaid-eligible children.