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Vision Bill

Posted on 07/09/2014 at 12:00 AM by MaryAnn Strawhacker

I have received a number of questions regarding the Vision Bill that was passed last legislative session that mandates vision screening. While draft rules were released this winter the Iowa Department of Public Health ended up withdrawing the draft based on public comment. There is no target date for release so for now all requirements listed in the law are on hold. In the interim, districts are to hand out the green vision cards to parents of 2014-2015  Kindergarten Students.

I am working with an  IDPH committee to determine how to rewrite the rules to provide clarity. I will keep you posted. Our Next meeting is in August.

MaryAnn

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