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2017 Regular Session



Visual Impairments - Requirements for School Personnel Training, Student Screening, and Maryland Medical Assistance Program Coverage

Sponsored by:

Senator Bates


In the House - Third Reading Passed with Amendments (139-0)

Synopsis:Requiring a vision screening provided to specified students in public schools to include the administration of a computerized screening for visual impairments that includes, at a minimum, specified tests; requiring each county board on or before July 1, 2018, to require school personnel who conduct vision screenings for students to complete training on understanding and recognizing the symptoms of visual impairments; requiring each county board to approve a course that meets specified criteria; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note (Revised)
All Sponsors:Senators Bates, Eckardt, Ready, Salling, and Robinson
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: HB0458
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): July 1, 2017
Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs  View Committee Hearing
Ways and Means  View Committee Hearing
Health and Government Operations
Broad Subject(s):Public Health
Primary and Secondary Education
Insurance - Health
Narrow Subject(s):Blind Persons
Committees and Commissions -see also- Political Committees
Continuing Education -see also- Job Training
Counties -see also- Chartered Counties; Code Counties
Education, Boards of
Health and Mental Hygiene, Department of
Job Training -see also- Continuing Education
Licenses -see also- Alcoholic Bev Lic; Drivers' Licenses
Medical Assistance
Public Schools
Records -see also- Land Records; Vital Records
Rules and Regulations
Statutes:Article - Education

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November 28, 2017 1:11 P.M.