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Policy FDA - Health Requirements and Services

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Issue Date: December 16, 2020

Updated: February 22, 2024

Vision Screening at Enrollment 

A child under nine years of age entering a public school for the first time in this state must present one of the following to the school: 

   1. A completed vision screening form signed by a health care professional certifying that the child has received an adequate vision screening; or 

   2. A written statement signed by at least one parent that the child will not be screened before attending public school in the state. 

The District shall conduct free vision screening clinics for children who are at least 3 1/2 years old but not yet 16 years old who enrolled at a school within the boundaries of the District pursuant to Utah Code § 53G-9-404

A volunteer who serves as a vision screener for a free vision screening clinic for a qualifying child must be either trained by a school nurse or complete the Department of Health and Human Services online training module and must be supervised by a school nurse or an outside entity conducting a screening for the District consistent with Department of Health and Human Services regulations. A vision screening volunteer may not market, advertise, or promote a business in connection with assisting at the screening clinic. Screening provided under this policy shall follow the procedures and standards set out in Utah Admin. Rules R384-201. 

Utah Code § 53G-9-404 (2023) 

Utah Admin. Rules R384-201 (July 9, 2020)