CHAPTER 68

RELATING TO AID FOR THE NEEDY BLIND

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 83, VOLUME 45, LAWS OF DELAWARE, 1945, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO AID FOR THE NEEDY BLIND, BY PROVIDING THAT EXAMINATION MAY BE BY AN OPTOMETRIST AND BY INCREASING THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE.

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

Section 1. That Section 8 of Chapter 83, Volume 45, Laws of Delaware, 1945, as amended by Section 3 of Chapter 288, Volume 46, Laws of Delaware, 1947, be and the same is hereby further amended by striking out and repealing all of said Section and by inserting in lieu thereof the following:

"Section 8. EYE EXAMINATIONS FOR ELIGIBILITY: --No application shall be approved until the applicant has been examined by an ophthalmologist, physician skilled in diseases of the eye, or an optometrist designated or approved by the Commission to make such examinations. The examining ophthalmologist, physician or optometrist shall certify in writing upon forms provided by the Commission the findings of the examination."

Section 2. That Section 4 of Chapter 83, Volume 45, Laws of Delaware, 1945, as amended by Chapter 109, Volume 47, Laws of Delaware, 1949, be and the same is hereby further amended by striking out and repealing the words "Ten Dollars ($10.00) per week" as found in lines 13 and 14 thereof, and by inserting and enacting in lieu thereof the words "Fifty Dollars ($50.00) per month."

Approved May 7, 1951.