2005-2006 Regular Session - SB 131
Children's Vision Improvement/Learning
Readiness Act; comprehensive eye exam
First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Part 3 of Article 16 of Chapter 2 of Title 20 of the O.C.G.A., relating to student health, so as to enact the "Georgia´s Children´s Vision Improvement and Learning Readiness Act of 2005"; to provide for legislative findings; to provide for the State Board of Education to apply for federal funds to develop a state program to provide comprehensive eye examinations for children entering first grade; to require comprehensive eye examinations for all children entering first grade; to provide for a definition of comprehensive eye examination; to provide for the development of program eligibility criteria, a list of providers, a system of provider reimbursement, and a method for evaluation and reporting; to develop and disseminate educational materials about the need for and benefits of comprehensive eye examinations for children; to provide for related matters; to provide for an effective date contingent upon specific appropriations; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Feb/07/2005 - Senate Read and Referred
Feb/03/2005 - Senate Hopper