The provision of child health services in schools is the statutory responsibility of the health boards. The service is based on a comprehensive medical examination of selected classes and/or on referrals from schools. In addition, screening for vision and hearing defects of selected classes is routinely undertaken. Services are provided free of charge for all necessary follow-up services for defects discovered at such examinations. A review of child health services has been carried out by the health board chief executive officers, and a report is expected to be submitted to my Department shortly.