§ 3301 Definitions.
As used in this chapter:
(1) “Person with a disability” means any person who by reason of a disability or impairment, whether congenital or acquired by accident, injury, disease or developmental circumstance, is or may be expected to be totally or partially incapacitated for remunerative occupation.
(2) “Vocational rehabilitation” means the rendering of a person with a disability fit to engage in remunerative occupation.
§ 3302 Vocational rehabilitation.
There shall be a division of the Department of Labor which shall be responsible for the vocational rehabilitation and placement in remunerative employment of persons whose capacity to earn a living has been destroyed or impaired due to disability.
§ 3303 Eligibility for rehabilitation.
To be eligible for rehabilitation a person must possess an employment disability and must be susceptible of rehabilitation.
§ 3304 Duties of Department of Labor — Rehabilitation Division.
The Department of Labor shall:
(1) Make rules and regulations for the disbursing of funds provided for the vocational rehabilitation of persons with disabilities;
(2) Appoint and provide for the compensation of the personnel necessary to administer this chapter;
(3) Rehabilitate vocationally and place in remunerative occupations persons eligible for the benefits of this chapter;
(4) Make such rules and regulations necessary for the administration of this chapter;
(5) Report annually to the Governor on the administration of this chapter.
§ 3305 Cooperation with Industrial Accident Board.
The Department of Labor and the Industrial Accident Board shall formulate a plan of cooperation to become effective when approved by the Governor.
§ 3306 Gifts and donations.
The Department of Labor may receive such gifts and donations as may be offered unconditionally or under such conditions as in the judgment of such Department are proper and consistent with this chapter. All moneys received as gifts or donations shall be deposited in the State Treasury and shall constitute a special fund to be used by the Department in carrying out the purposes of this chapter. A report of all gifts and donations received and all disbursements made therefrom shall be submitted annually to the Governor.
42 Del. Laws, c. 201, § 5; 14 Del. C. 1953, § 3306.;
§ 3307 Acceptance of federal Vocational Rehabilitation Act; cooperation with federal agencies.
The State accepts the provisions and benefits of the act of Congress popularly known as the “Vocational Rehabilitation Act,” approved June 2, 1920, as amended [see now the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 701 et seq.]. The State Treasurer shall be the custodian of all moneys received by the State from appropriations made by the Congress of the United States for vocational rehabilitation of persons with disabilities in industry or otherwise and the State Treasurer may make disbursements therefrom upon the order of the Department of Labor. The Department shall cooperate with the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare or other federal agency authorized by Congress, in carrying out the national Vocational Rehabilitation Act and amendments thereto.
§ 3308 Acceptance of federal vocational education acts.
The State accepts the benefits of the federal Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins IV) [20 U.S.C. § 2301 et seq.], and any subsequent reauthorization thereof, and subject to its requirements and any implementing regulations thereto. The State Treasurer shall be the custodian of any funds accruing to the State from the aforesaid Act and shall make disbursements therefrom upon the order of the Department of Education.
§ 3309 Cooperation with United States Office of Education.
The Department of Labor shall cooperate with the United States Office of Education in the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare in the administration of this chapter.
§ 3310 Duties of State Board of Education in the area of vocational-technical education (career and technical education).
The State Board of Education is the “eligible agency” and sole agency responsible for the supervision of administration of career and technical education for purposes of the federal Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins IV) [20 U.S.C. § 2301 et seq.], and any subsequent reauthorization thereof, and subject to its requirements and any implementing regulations. As used in this title, “career and technical education” shall have the same meaning as “vocational-technical education.”