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Massachusetts’ Lead Education Trust Fund

Jan 1, 2019

The Lead Education Trust Fund (LETF) of Massachusetts healthcare reform legislation (Section 22 of Chapter 482 of the Acts of 1993) introduced a surcharge and fees on certain professionals to fund the Department of Public Health (DPH) to provide lead paint poisoning prevention and treatment education, and training of lead paint inspectors and homeowner training. DPH provides home visits to children with elevated blood lead level (EBLL), provide community-based health education, and (in specific instances) assign cases of children with lead poisoning to specially employed code enforcement lead inspectors.