1.1.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 300 as follows:
1.2Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:

1.3    "Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 121A.17, subdivision 3, is amended to
1.5    Subd. 3. Screening program. (a) A screening program must include at least the
1.6following components: developmental assessments, hearing and vision screening or
1.7referral, immunization review and referral, the child's height and weight, identification
1.8of risk factors that may influence learning, an interview with the parent about the child,
1.9and referral for assessment, diagnosis, and treatment when potential needs are identified.
1.10The district and the person performing or supervising the screening must provide a
1.11parent or guardian with clear written notice that the parent or guardian may decline to
1.12answer questions or provide information about family circumstances that might affect
1.13development and identification of risk factors that may influence learning. The notice
1.14must state "Early childhood developmental screening helps a school district identify
1.15children who may benefit from district and community resources available to help in their
1.16development. Early childhood developmental screening includes a vision screening that
1.17helps detect potential eye problems but is not a substitute for a comprehensive eye exam."
1.18The notice must clearly state that declining to answer questions or provide information
1.19does not prevent the child from being enrolled in kindergarten or first grade if all other
1.20screening components are met. If a parent or guardian is not able to read and comprehend
1.21the written notice, the district and the person performing or supervising the screening
1.22must convey the information in another manner. The notice must also inform the parent
1.23or guardian that a child need not submit to the district screening program if the child's
1.24health records indicate to the school that the child has received comparable developmental
1.25screening performed within the preceding 365 days by a public or private health care
1.26organization or individual health care provider. The notice must be given to a parent or
2.1guardian at the time the district initially provides information to the parent or guardian
2.2about screening and must be given again at the screening location.
2.3(b) All screening components shall be consistent with the standards of the state
2.4commissioner of health for early developmental screening programs. A developmental
2.5screening program must not provide laboratory tests or a physical examination to any
2.6child. The district must request from the public or private health care organization or the
2.7individual health care provider the results of any laboratory test or physical examination
2.8within the 12 months preceding a child's scheduled screening.
2.9(c) If a child is without health coverage, the school district must refer the child to an
2.10appropriate health care provider.
2.11(d) A board may offer additional components such as nutritional, physical and
2.12dental assessments, review of family circumstances that might affect development, blood
2.13pressure, laboratory tests, and health history.
2.14(e) If a statement signed by the child's parent or guardian is submitted to the
2.15administrator or other person having general control and supervision of the school that
2.16the child has not been screened because of conscientiously held beliefs of the parent
2.17or guardian, the screening is not required.
2.18EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment."
2.19Amend the title accordingly