10A ncac 63E .0102 ELIGIBILITY based on vision loss
The following categories show the level of vision loss which must exist in order for a person to meet the definition of visually impaired or blind for the purpose of being served by the social worker for the blind:
(1) legally blind; or
(2) persons with best corrected central visual acuity of 20/70 or less in the better eye; or
(3) persons with one or both of the following conditions:
(a) the presence of chronic, progressive eye pathology;
(b) visual acuity better than 20/70 which nevertheless results in a vocational or functional handicap.
History Note: Authority G.S. 111-11; 111‑28; 42 U.S.C. 1397;
Eff. February 1, 1976;
Readopted Eff. November 16, 1977;
Amended Eff. August 1, 2002;
Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. November 23, 2015.