Massachusetts - Preventive health screenings in MS—vision: Standards

Area: 
Standards
Policy Type: 
Regulation
Summary: 

State law addresses vision screening.

Code of Massachusetts Regulations 105 CMR 200.400: Vision and Hearing Screenings

(B) The school committee or board of health shall cause the vision of each student in the public schools to be screened in the year of school entry, annually through grade 5 (or by age 11 in ungraded classrooms), once in grades 6 through 8 (or ages 12 through 14 in ungraded classrooms) and once in grades 9 through 12 (or ages 15 through 18 in ungraded classrooms). The vision of each student shall be tested by means of the Massachusetts Vision Test or other comparable method approved by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

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