Michigan - Preventive health screenings in ES: Standards

Policy Type: 
regulation; statute

State law requires a health screening prior to entry (which may or may not specifically include one of the exams listed below).

Michigan Administrative Code R 325.13092 Vision tests.

Rule 2. (1) Vision tests of preschool children who have not yet registered for the first time in school shall include tests for monocular and binocular visual acuity and for eye muscle function.

  • (2) Vision tests for school-age children shall include tests for monocular visual acuity and for eye muscle function.

Michigan Revised School Code 380.1177 Immunization statements; vision screening test; immunization status and vision report; rules.

(2) In addition, the parent or guardian of each child enrolling in kindergarten for the first time shall submit a statement signed by a district, county, or city health department director stating that the child has been administered the department of community health preschool vision screening test, or signed by a licensed medical or osteopathic physician or a licensed optometrist stating that the child’s eyes have been examined during the preschool years after age 3 and before initial entrance. A vision test is not required if there is a statement signed by a parent or guardian to the effect that the child cannot be submitted to the test because of religious convictions.
Source: Michigan Legislature

Michigan Administrative Code R 325.13094 Frequency of screening

(2) Vision screening of school-age children shall, at a minimum, be done in grades 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, or grades 1, 3, 5, 7 and in conjunction with driver training. For school children who are not in graded programs, screening shall be done biennially starting at age 6.

Michigan Administrative Code R 325.3274 Frequency of screening

(2) Hearing screening of school-age children shall be done at least in grades K, 2, and 4, or screening shall be done at least biennially starting at age 5 and continuing at least to age 10 years.

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