Illinois - Preventive health screenings in ES—hearing: Standards

Policy Type: 
statute; regulation

State law addresses hearing screening.

Illinois Compiled Statutes 410 ILCS 205/3 Child Vision and Hearing Test Act

Sec. 3. Vision and hearing screening services shall be administered to all children as early as possible, but no later than their first year in any public or private education program, licensed day care center or residential facility for children with disabilities; and periodically thereafter, to identify those children with vision or hearing impairments or both so that such conditions can be managed or treated.
(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)

Illinois Administrative Code Title 77 Section 675.110 Frequency of Screening

b) Hearing screening services shall be provided annually for all school age children who are in grades K (kindergarten), 1, 2, and 3; are in any special education class; have been referred by a teacher; or are transfer students. These screening services shall be provided in all public, private, and parochial schools. Hearing screening is recommended in grades 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12.

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