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PaytinandAvarysMom's Avatar PaytinandAvarysMom 01:13 PM 09-09-2010
My kids arnt vaxed and I already have all my vaccine exeptions. Im in Iowa and have also found the dental exemption but was wondering if there is a Lead test exemption and something for a physical as well. thanks!

Marnica's Avatar Marnica 03:45 PM 09-09-2010
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My kids arnt vaxed and I already have all my vaccine exeptions. Im in Iowa and have also found the dental exemption but was wondering if there is a Lead test exemption and something for a physical as well. thanks!
here is the lead test exemption http://www.idph.state.ia.us/eh/commo.../exemption.pdf

here is the dental http://www.idph.state.ia.us/hpcdp/co..._exemption.pdf

not sure about the physical
angelpie545's Avatar angelpie545 04:05 PM 09-09-2010
Wow, do they require this stuff for school? In my state all I had to do was sign the vax exemption form (we do selectively vaccinate, but didn't at the time so I just exempted for everything). I don't remember anything about a dental exam, physical, and definitely nothing about a lead screen.
Marnica's Avatar Marnica 04:29 PM 09-09-2010
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Wow, do they require this stuff for school? In my state all I had to do was sign the vax exemption form (we do selectively vaccinate, but didn't at the time so I just exempted for everything). I don't remember anything about a dental exam, physical, and definitely nothing about a lead screen.
all states require lead testing for kids on medicaid. Beyond that only certain states have laws in place. You can check here http://www.waivedleadcare.com/check-...uirements.html

Ive never heard of a dental screening law!
angelpie545's Avatar angelpie545 04:13 AM 09-10-2010
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all states require lead testing for kids on medicaid. Beyond that only certain states have laws in place. You can check here http://www.waivedleadcare.com/check-...uirements.html

Ive never heard of a dental screening law!
Actually, not all states require lead testing for kids on medicaid. I'm not quite sure why that website says they all do..because it's not required (in my state) to get coverage at all. Maybe they mean health care providers are required to offer it? My children have been on Medicaid since day one and never did they require anything except for income verification to make sure they qualified. No vaccine information, no dental screening, nothing. My kids haven't had any blood tests save the PKU, one CBC and a few hemoglobin screens.
Mosaic's Avatar Mosaic 11:01 AM 09-10-2010
Since this isn't about vaccinations, I'm moving it to your tribal area for more local info.
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