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.