The department, within the limits of funds appropriated for this purpose, has the responsibility for the development, implementation and coordination of a program to control lead poisoning and abate identified lead hazards by:
a. Identifying areas where there is a high risk of the presence of lead paint in a dwelling;
b. Establishing testing procedures for the detection of the presence of lead in persons and dwellings; and
c. Stimulating professional and public education concerning the need to test, detect and control lead poisoning and to abate identified lead hazards.
L. 1985, c. 84, s. 3, eff. March 25, 1985.