2017 Arkansas Code
Title 6 - Education
Subtitle 2 - Elementary and Secondary Education Generally
Chapter 18 - Students
Subchapter 15 - Mandated Eye and Vision Screening Procedures and Tests for Children
§ 6-18-1502. Eye exams

Universal Citation: AR Code § 6-18-1502 (2017)
  • (a)
    • (1) A child who does not pass the eye and vision screening tests, except for the color perception test, shall be required to have a comprehensive eye and vision examination conducted by an optometrist or ophthalmologist within sixty (60) days of receipt of the vision screening report identifying the need for the examination.
    • (2) The parent or guardian of the child shall be responsible for ensuring that the child receives the appropriate eye and vision examination.
  • (b)
    • (1) If a child does not receive an appropriate examination, as evidenced by a certificate signed by an optometrist or ophthalmologist acknowledging the examination, then the public school or public charter school where the child is registered shall report the child to the Department of Education.
    • (2) The local school district shall take such action as necessary to encourage that the child receive an appropriate examination.
  • (c) A child who has had a comprehensive eye and vision examination conducted by an optometrist or ophthalmologist within six (6) months of an eye and vision screening is not required to have another examination if the parent or guardian of the child presents evidence of a comprehensive eye and vision examination in the form of a certificate signed by an optometrist or ophthalmologist acknowledging the examination.
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