State law addresses vision screening.
8 New York Codes, Rules and Regulations 117.3 Diagnostic screening.
(c) Diagnostic screening for new entrants shall include, but not be limited to:
- (1) a health examination by a health care provider, or evidence of such in the form of a health certificate, in accordance with sections 903, 904 and 905 of the Education Law;
- (2) certificates of immunization or referral for immunization in accordance with section 2164 of the Public Health Law;
- (3) vision, hearing and scoliosis screenings as required by section 136.3 of this Title;
- (4) a determination of development in oral expression, listening comprehension, written expression, basic reading skills and reading fluency and comprehension, mathematical calculation and problem solving, motor development, articulation skills, and cognitive development using recognized and validated screening tools: and
- (5) a determination whether the student is of foreign birth or ancestry and comes from a home where a language other than English is spoken as determined by the results of a home language questionnaire and an informal interview in English and the native language.
8 New York Codes, Rules and Regulations 136.3 School health services
(ii) ...in addition, all students shall be screened for distance acuity and near vision in grades pre-kindergarten or kindergarten, 1, 3, 5, 7 and 11 and at any other time deemed necessary; the results of all such vision screening examinations shall be in writing and shall be provided to the pupil's parent or person in parental relation and to any teacher of the pupil within the school while the pupil is enrolled in the school.
Health Examination Guidelines For Schools 2018
Guidelines address preventive health screenings, including age-appropriate vision screenings.
New York Consolidated Laws 905 Record of screening examinations for vision, hearing and scoliosi.
- ...all students who enroll in a school of this state shall be tested for color perception, distance acuity and near vision within six months of admission to the school, or by such other date as may be prescribed in the regulations of the commissioner. The results of any such vision screening examinations, whether made pursuant to this subdivision or pursuant to the provisions or practices cited in this subdivision, shall be in writing and shall be made available to the student’s parent or person in parental relation and to any teacher of the student within the school while the student is enrolled in the school, and shall be kept in a permanent file of the school for at least as long as the minimum retention period for such records, as prescribed by the commissioner pursuant to article fifty-seven-A of the arts and cultural affairs law.
Vision Screening Guidelines For Schools 2018
Guidelines address vision screenings in schools.