May 13, 2020

Due to COVID-19 and facility closures, the Office of the Governor grants the Department of State Health Services’ request to suspend HSC section 36.004(a), HSC section 36.006(d), 25 TAC 37.23(a), 25 TAC 37.24(a), and 25 TAC 37.26(b)(6) for hearing and vision screening and reporting. This suspension is in effect for the 2019-2020 school year and is in accordance with section 418.016 of the Texas Government Code.

Facilities may report the results of previously performed screenings by July 31 for the 2019-2020 school year. Submit results to DSHS at the Child Health Reporting System. Email your questions to VHSS Program.