Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code

Part I. Introduction

22VAC45-70-10. Definitions.

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

"Assessment" means the systematic evaluation or identification of the consumers' need for and ability to benefit from services.

"Blindness, legal blindness" means the condition as defined in §§ 63.1-142 and 63.1-166 of the Code of Virginia.

"Consumer" means any person undergoing an assessment or receiving a service provided by the Rehabilitation Teaching Program of the Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired.

"Individualized Written Rehabilitation Program (IWRP)" means a written program of rehabilitation teaching services identified during the assessment for each consumer determined eligible for services by this program.

"Reasonable expectation" means that rehabilitation teaching services are anticipated to significantly assist a consumer to improve his ability to function independently.

"Rehabilitation teaching" means the process of guiding and instructing a visually impaired consumer through an individualized plan of instruction designed to develop and raise the level of adaptive coping skills and functional independence.

"Severely visually impaired" means vision less than 20/70 in the better eye with correction or a field restricted to 70 degrees or less in the better eye.

Statutory Authority

§ 51.5-65 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR670-03-3 § 1.1, 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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