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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 22. Social Services
Agency 45. Department For The Blind And Vision Impaired
Chapter 30. Regulations Governing the Sale and Distribution of Goods and Articles Made by Blind Persons
7/16/2024

22VAC45-30-30. Application requirements.

The application shall disclose fully the identity and address of the applicant and include a descriptive list of goods and articles proposed to be made by a person who is blind and that may be labeled as "Made by a person who is blind." The applicant shall furnish additional information requested by the Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired (department) relevant to compliance by the applicant with the provisions of § 51.5-60 of the Code of Virginia, including a medical eye report documenting that the person making the goods is a blind person as described in § 51.5-60. This documentation shall be retained by the applicant for the duration the applicant wishes to sell the goods and shall be updated the earlier of every two years or when a significant change in the person's vision occurs. Persons who are blind shall perform at least 75% of the labor to produce the product.

The department shall verify, or require verification of, all information submitted by the application; and to this end, may require the applicant to submit samples for examination and may cause its authorized representatives to visit the site of manufacture for inspection.

Statutory Authority

§ 51.5-65 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR670-02-2 § 3, eff. February 1, 1967; amended, Virginia Register Volume 38, Issue 11, eff. February 16, 2022.

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