10A ncac 63G .0104       ELIGIBILITY FOR SERVICES

(a)  The Division may, based upon the availability of funds, issue any resident determined eligible for services an authorization for an eye examination and a certification for fitting and dispensing of eyeglasses.  These copies must be taken by the applicant to his selected vendor and will authorize the Division of Services for the Blind to pay only for eye examinations by physicians (ophthalmologists) or optometrists and fitting and dispensing of eyeglasses.  If the Division determines that sufficient funds are not available to provide all services, the Division may elect to fund surgery, treatment, and medication first.

(b)  All other services including purchase of eyeglasses, medications, follow-up visits, surgery, and other treatments must receive prior approval from the Division of Services for the Blind.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 111‑8; 143B‑157;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Amended Eff. August 1, 1977; January 1, 1977; February 19, 1976.

Readopted Eff. November 16, 1977;

Amended Eff. August 1, 2002; July 1, 1981; June 1, 1978;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. November 23, 2015.