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2018 Regular Session



Visual Impairments - Requirements for Student Vision Screening and Information (Atticus Act)

Sponsored by:

Delegate Kittleman


In the Senate - First Reading Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

Synopsis:Requiring certain vision screenings to be given in the year that a student enters a school system, enters the first grade, and enters the eighth or ninth grade unless evidence is presented that a student has been tested by an optometrist or ophthalmologist within the past year; requiring the results of certain screenings be given to the parents or guardians of certain students with certain educational materials; and requiring that certain additional information be provided to parents or guardians of students who fail a certain vision screening.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Delegates Kittleman, Barkley, Hill, Metzgar, Pena-Melnyk, Rose, Sample-Hughes, Shoemaker, Valentino-Smith, K. Young, Tarlau, and Ebersole
Additional Facts:Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): July 1, 2018
Ways and Means  View Committee HearingEducation, Health, and Environmental Affairs
Broad Subject(s):Primary and Secondary Education
Public Health
Narrow Subject(s):Blind Persons
Education, Boards of
Health -see also- Mental and Behavioral Health
Health, Department of
Health Occupations -see also- specific health occupations
Medical Assistance
Nonprofit Organizations
Parents and Guardians -see also- Adoption; Child Custody
Public Information
Public Schools
Records -see also- Land Records; Vital Records
Statutes:Article - Education

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March 16, 2018 12:39 P.M.