H.R.2238 - Children's Vision Improvement and Learning Readiness Act of 2005109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-8] (Introduced 05/10/2005)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||House - 05/23/2005 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.2238 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (05/10/2005)
Children's Vision Improvement and Learning Readiness Act of 2005 - Authorizes the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to make grants to states for providing: (1) comprehensive eye examinations for children, with priority given to children under nine years old; (2) subsequent vision treatment or services to correct vision problems; and (3) educational materials to parents, teachers, and health care practitioners on recognizing signs of visual impairment in children.
Directs the Secretary to: (1) develop criteria to collect data related to vision assessment and the utilization of follow-up services; and (2) coordinate the grant program with appropriate federal and state child services programs. Requires states to annually submit to the Secretary a program evaluation.