CHAPTER 88

DELAWARE COMMISSION FOR THE BLIND REQUIRING THAT CASES OF BLINDNESS BE REPORTED TO COMMISSION

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 75 OF THE REVISED CODE OF DELAWARE, 1935, AS AMENDED, BY REQUIRING THAT EVERY HEALTH AND SOCIAL AGENCY, ATTENDING OR CONSULTING PHYSICIAN OR NURSE, REPORT CASES OF BLINDNESS AS HEREIN DEFINED TO THE DELAWARE COMMISSION FOR THE BLIND.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Section 1. That Chapter 75 of the Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, as amended, be further amended by inserting after 3050. Sec. 4. thereof a new Section to be designated 3050A. Sec. 4A. as follows:

3050A. Sec. 4A. Blind Cases Reported; by Whom; Where; Definition:--It shall be the duty of every health and social agency, attending or consulting physician or nurse to report to the Delaware Commission for the Blind, in writing, the name, age and residence of persons who are blind within the definition of blindness as hereafter set forth and in such cases to furnish such additional information as the Commission shall request for registration or prevention of blindness.

A blind person shall be defined as one who is totally blind or has visual acuity of not more than 20/200 in the better eye with correction or whose vision is limited in field so that the widest diameter subtends an angle no greater than 20 degrees.

Approved March 25, 1947.