Alaska School Requirements for Children's Vision

  • Alaska requires a vision screening
  •  Frequency: Children upon entrance to school and at regular intervals specified by regulation by the governing body of the district

Requires a vision 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. The Department of Health and Social Services shall set standards for the performance of vision screening; train and certify public health nurses and school district employees to conduct vision screening tests; assist with referral and follow-up of children needing professional examination or treatment; and assist with maintenance and repair of screening equipment.

Alaska Statute §14.30.127

Source:

http://touchngo.com/lglcntr/akstats/Statutes/Title14/Chapter30/Section127.htm