SB0570 (CH0312)

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2018 Regular Session



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

Sponsored by:

Senator Bates


Approved by the Governor - Chapter 312

Synopsis:Requiring certain vision screenings to be given in certain years to certain students unless evidence is presented that the student has been tested by an optometrist or ophthalmologist within the past year; requiring the results of certain screening be given to the parents or guardians of each student along with certain educational materials; requiring that additional information provided to parents or guardians of students who fail a vision screening include recommendations for follow-up and medical assistance programs; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note (Revised)
All Sponsors:Senators Bates, Klausmeier, Robinson, Salling, and Smith
Additional Facts:Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): July 1, 2018
Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs  View Committee HearingWays and Means  View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Primary and Secondary Education
Public Health
Narrow Subject(s):Assessments
Blind Persons
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Rules and Regulations
Statutes:Article - Education

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May 11, 2018 2:04 P.M.