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Virginia Administrative Code
1/16/2021

Chapter 110. Regulations Governing Low Vision

22VAC45-110-10. Definitions.

The following words and terms when used in this chapter shall have the following meaning unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Consumer" means any person receiving a service provided by the Low Vision Program of the Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired (DBVI).

"Low vision" means reduced visual functioning. It is the condition that exists when no further medical or surgical procedures or regular prescription lenses are beneficial but residual vision exists.

"Low vision aids" means optical and nonoptical devices that are prescribed for the purpose of enhancing low vision.

"Low vision services" means all aspects that are necessary to the comprehensive provision of services, i.e., preexamination evaluations, low vision examination, provision of prescribed low vision aids, and follow-up training and counseling in the use of low vision aids.

Statutory Authority

§ 51.5-65 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR670-03-7 § 1, eff. August 3, 1988; Volume 18, Issue 11, eff. March 13, 2002.

22VAC45-110-20. Low vision services referral.

An individual who has low vision and needs and desires low vision services may be referred for DBVI services. The department shall document the evaluation for low vision services and the services provided, if any.

Statutory Authority

§ 51.5-65 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR670-03-7 § 2, eff. August 3, 1988; Volume 18, Issue 11, eff. March 13, 2002.

22VAC45-110-30. Eligibility.

An individual may be eligible for low vision services if the individual's corrected visual acuity is 20/70 or worse in the better eye and the consumer has met the eligibility requirements of at least one of the following department programs: education services, vocational rehabilitation, or rehabilitation teaching.

Statutory Authority

§ 51.5-65 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR670-03-7 § 3, eff. August 3, 1988; Volume 18, Issue 11, eff. March 13, 2002.

22VAC45-110-40. Preexamination.

An ophthalmological or optometrical eye report shall be required before a low vision examination is scheduled. The eye examination shall have been made within one year from the date of the scheduled low vision examination; except where the eye condition is stable, the eye examination may have been made within two years from the date of the scheduled low vision examination.

Statutory Authority

§ 51.5-65 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR670-03-7 § 4, eff. August 3, 1988; Volume 18, Issue 11, eff. March 13, 2002.

22VAC45-110-50. Financial participation.

A. Low vision examination. An authorization form issued by the agency case manager may be prepared to pay for the examination through an appropriate payment source in the agency as long as funds are available. There is no charge to the consumer for a low vision examination as long as funds are available for this activity as determined by the agency.

B. Low vision aids. Consumer financial participation in the cost of low vision aids will be determined according to regulations promulgated by the sponsoring DBVI program.

Statutory Authority

§ 51.5-65 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR670-03-7 § 5, eff. August 3, 1988; Volume 18, Issue 11, eff. March 13, 2002.

22VAC45-110-60. (Repealed.)

Historical Notes

Derived from VR670-03-7 § 6, eff. August 3, 1988; repealed, Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 11, eff. March 13, 2002.

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