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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 22. Social Services
Agency 45. Department For The Blind And Vision Impaired
Chapter 70. Provision of Services in Rehabilitation Teaching

22VAC45-70-30. Eligibility for rehabilitation teaching services.

A. To be eligible for rehabilitation teaching services, a consumer must have a visual limitation that constitutes or results in a substantial impediment to personal independent functioning. A consumer has a visual limitation if one or more of the following criteria are met:

1. Legal blindness;

2. 20/100 to 20/200 distance vision in the better eye with correcting glasses or a field limitation to 30 degrees or less in the better eye, and if the person has been unable to adjust to the loss of vision and if it is determined by the rehabilitation teacher that the person is in need of the specialized services available through the Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired's rehabilitation teaching; or

3. Night blindness or a rapidly progressive eye condition which, in the opinion of a qualified ophthalmologist, will reduce the distance vision to 20/200 or less.

B. A reasonable expectation that rehabilitation teaching services will significantly assist the consumer to improve his ability to cope with blindness and to function more independently.

Statutory Authority

§ 51.5-65 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR670-03-3 § 3.1, eff. August 3, 1988; amended, Virginia Register Volume 6, Issue 11, eff. March 28, 1990; Volume 18, Issue 11, eff. March 13, 2002.

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