HB 95 requires that within three months after a student identified with disabilities
begins receiving services under an individualized education program, the child
is required to undergo a comprehensive eye examination (unless the student has
had an exam in the last nine months). School administrators need to be aware
of this new requirement, know what information to provide to parents and what
documentation they should be receiving from the doctor.
of iepeyeexam.org assists school administrators with these tasks.
The Q & A document provides general background information about
this new requirement, the doctor finder helps locate doctors in our community
(this electronic finder could be used in addition to the phone book and other
listings of doctors that the school might provide to the parent), and the Exam
Report is a copy of the form that administrators will receive from the doctor
at the completion of the exam to keep in the child’s record. A
copy of the eye exam form should also be faxed to 614-781-6521. Outcome
data from the forms will be reviewed by a work group from the Optometric
Association and Ophthalmological Society to determine the future needs
and directions of the program.
If you are
a school administrator and you have any questions about the information contained
in this section of the website, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.