Vision First reached that point. We’re on our way to helping many more children. Now we need our Vision First form approved by the state to ensure our success.
The proposed permanent rule for Illinois’ new eye exam law was posted September 5th in the Illinois Register. Unfortunately, it mimics the emergency rule that needed 911 in June. Our Vision First form was not included as proof of an eye exam.
Do you think the Vision First form should be accepted as proof of an eye exam? If so, please sign our petition here…
Let your voice be heard over the next 45 days. Public comment period starts now and ends October 19, 2008 at midnight.
1. What is the “public comment period?” When a bill is passed into law, rules must be written regarding the law’s implementation. This rulemaking process has two steps: first and second notice. The public has the chance to comment on proposed rules during these two times. For further information, visit JCAR for the Illinois Rulemaking Process.
2. The Vision First form should be approved. How can I help? You can help by signing our petition, writing a letter, and sharing our website and blog with your family and friends. You do not have to live in Illinois. Anyone anywhere can support our cause!
3. Where can I sign the petition? You can sign here!
4. Where do I send a letter? Send (or email) your letter to:
Ms. Susan Meister, Administrative Rules Coordinator
Illinois Department of Public Health
535 W. Jefferson Street, 5th Floor
Springfield, IL 62761
Subject: Objection to proposed rule for Public Act 95-0671
Also, copy your letter to: JCAR@ilga.gov and VisionFirst@care2.com.
Your voice counts.
Together…we will be heard.
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