New Mexico - Preventive health screenings in ES—vision: Standards

Area: 
Standards
Policy Type: 
regulation; statute
Summary: 

State law addresses vision screening.

New Mexico Administrative Code 7.30.11.8 REQUIREMENTS:

A. Target population for required screening: All public school students enrolled in pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, first grade and third grade including new students and transfer students in those grades shall have a vision screening test administered unless the parent (guardian) affirmatively prohibits the screening.


New Mexico Statutes. 22-13-30. Vision screening.

A school nurse or the nurse’s designee, a primary care health provider or a lay eye screener shall administer a vision screening test for students enrolled in the school in pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, first grade and third grade and for transfer and new students in those grades, unless a parent affirmatively prohibits the visual screening.
Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

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