Outline of the state of Alaska

Preventive Health Screenings in ES

Preventive Health Screenings in ES

State law requires a health screening prior to entry (which may or may not specifically include vision, hearing, dental, or BMI exams).

Alaska Statutes 14.30.127 Vision and hearing screening examinations.

(a) A vision and hearing screening examination shall be given to each child attending school in the state. The examination shall be made when the child enters school or as soon thereafter as is practicable, and at regular intervals specified by regulation by the governing body of the district. (b) The Department of Health and Social Services shall

  • (1) set Standard for the performance of vision and hearing screening;
  • (2) train and certify public health nurses and school district employees to conduct hearing and vision screening tests;
  • (3) assist with referral and follow-up of children needing professional examination or treatment; and
  • (4) assist with maintenance and repair of screening equipment.
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