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March 2022: Tennessee Early Intervention Services updates eligibility for services.
TEIS (The Tennessee Early Intervention System) has reduced the blood lead level that qualifies children for their services. Accordingly, eligibility begins with a blood lead level of 5 µg/dL, as confirmed by two venous or four capillary tests. The previous eligibility threshold was 10 µg/dL.