The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) finally released the State of Illinois Eye Examination Report which is now required that all children entering kindergarten (or the first grade enrolled in Illinois) complete for the 2008-2009 school year. What do you think?
Unfortunately, IDPH declined to approve the Vision First report form before the rule-making process begins. IDPH filed an emergency rule with the Secretary of State this week along with an assumed accompanying permanent rule. A 45-day public comment period opens once the proposed permanent rules are posted in the Illinois Register.
We need your help. The Vision First form is part of our Kids Eyes Count Campaign. This all-in-one form can also be used for recommended eye exams and the vision screening notification required in “Amy’s Law.” Doesn’t it make sense to accept the Vision First form as proof of an eye exam, too? After all, it’s been successfully used for over 1,825 days!
Will you help us? Stay tuned here for further information on how you can make a difference in the eyes of a child.
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