Michigan School Requirements for Children's Vision

  • Michigan requires a vision screening
  • Frequency: Children registered for the first time in kindergarten or 1st grade

Requires a local health department shall conduct periodic vision testing and screening programs without charge for children residing in its jurisdiction. The local health department shall publicize the free testing and screening service and the time and place of the clinics. Michigan Public Health Code §333.9301

Requires a parent, guardian, or person in loco parentis of a child shall provide for the child's vision testing and screening by an agency designated by the local health department. The testing and screening shall be given during an age period and at a frequency specified by the department. Michigan Public Health Code §333.9302

Requires a parent, guardian, or person in loco parentis applying to have a child registered for the first time in a kindergarten or first grade in a school in this state shall present to school officials, at the time of registration or not later than the first day of school, a certificate of vision testing or screening or statement of exemption. Before November 1 of each year, the principal or administrator of each school shall give the state and local health departments a summary of the vision reports at the time of school entry of new entering kindergarten and first grade students. The reports shall be made on forms provided or approved by the department. Records of testing and screening administered and conducted shall be made and preserved as provided by the department. The records shall be available to health agencies and other persons to assist in obtaining proper and necessary health and educational care, attention, and treatment as permitted by the department. Individual testing and screening records shall be confidential. Michigan Public Health Code §333.9307