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Title 33: Human Services


33 V.S.A. § 1502 Services for persons who are blind


§ 1502. Services for persons who are blind

For the rehabilitation or amelioration of the condition of persons who are blind, the Department of Disabilities, Aging, and Independent Living may:

(1) Ameliorate the condition of persons who are blind by devising means for their adjustment, care, instruction, and well-being, including the distribution of books, promotion of visits to elders who are blind, and by other expedient and proper means and methods.

(2) Furnish medical examinations, physical restoration, guidance and counseling, vocational training, maintenance and transportation, occupational materials, tools, equipment, and licenses.

(3) Assist persons who are blind in developing home industries and small business enterprises and marketing their products.

(4) Act as an intermediary between persons who are blind and otherwise have a disability and industry for the purpose of arranging industrial homework of a subcontract nature, and pay inherent costs such as workers' compensation insurance and Social Security taxes.

(5) Contribute to the support of persons who are blind from this State who are receiving instruction or training in schools or institutions outside the State.

(6) Establish and maintain a revolving fund out of monies appropriated for persons who are blind, for the purpose of aiding persons who are blind to produce and sell products of their labor. Money received under this subdivision shall be paid into the revolving fund, and not into the State Treasury. (Added 1967, No. 147, § 2; amended 1973, No. 152 (Adj. Sess.), § 15, eff. April 14, 1974; 1981, No. 165 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; 2005, No. 174 (Adj. Sess.), § 90; 2013, No. 96 (Adj. Sess.), § 202.)