North Carolina General Statutes Chapter 111 Aid to the Blind

Article 1 - General Duties of Department of Health and Human Services.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 111-1 through 111-3.   Repealed by Session Laws 1973, c. 476, s. 143
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 111-4.   Register of State's blind
    (a) The Department of Health and Human Services shall cause to be maintained a complete register of the blind in the State that shall...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 111-5.   Repealed by Session Laws 2000-121, s. 2
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 111-6.   Training schools and workshops; training outside State; sale of products; direct relief; matching of federal funds
    The Department of Health and Human Services may establish one or more training schools and workshops for employment of suitable blind and visually impaired...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 111-6.1.   Rehabilitation center for the blind and visually impaired
    The Department of Health and Human Services shall establish and operate a rehabilitation center for the blind and visually impaired for the purpose of...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 111-7.   In-home services
    The Department of Health and Human Services may foster maximum independence of blind and visually impaired persons through the provision of in-home independent living,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 111-8.   Investigations; eye examination and treatment
    The Department of Health and Human Services shall continue to make inquiries concerning the cause of blindness, to learn what proportion of these cases...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 111-8.1.   Repealed by Session Laws 2000-121, s. 7
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 111-9 through 111-10.   Repealed by Session Laws 1973, c. 476, s. 143
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 111-11.   Definitions
    For the purposes of this Chapter, the following definitions apply: (1) "Blind person" means a person who meets any of the following criteria: a....
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 111-11.1.   Jurisdiction of certain Divisions within the Department of Health and Human Services
    For the purpose of providing rehabilitative services to people who are visually impaired, the Division of Services for the Blind and the Division of...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 111-12.   Repealed by Session Laws 1973, c. 476, s. 143
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 111-12.1.   Acceptance of private contributions for particular facilities authorized
    In addition to other powers and duties granted it by law, the Department of Health and Human Services is hereby authorized to accept contributions...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 111-12.2.   Contributions treated as State funds to match federal funds
    The Department of Health and Human Services is further authorized to treat any funds received in accordance with G.S. 111-12.1 as State funds for...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 111-12.3.   Rules and regulations as to receiving and expending contributions
    The Department of Health and Human Services shall make all rules and regulations necessary for the purpose of receiving and expending any funds mentioned...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 111-12.4.   Repealed by Session Laws 1973, c. 476, s. 143
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 111-12.5.   Reserve and operating capital fund
    Funds now held by the Bureau of Employment of the North Carolina State Commission for the Blind or its successor organization not exceeding one...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 111-12.6.   Disposition of funds deposited with or transferred to State Treasurer
    All funds required under this Article to be deposited with or which have been transferred to the State Treasurer by the Bureau of Employment...

Article 2 - Aid to the Blind.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 111-13.   Administration of assistance; objective standards for personnel; rules and regulations
    The Department of Health and Human Services shall be charged with the supervision of the administration of assistance to the needy blind under this...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 111-14.   Application for benefits under Article; investigation and award by county commissioners
    Any person claiming benefits under this Article shall file with the commissioners of the county in which he or she is residing an application...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 111-15.   Eligibility for relief
    Blind persons having the following qualifications shall be eligible for relief under the provisions of this Article: (1) Repealed by Session Laws 2000-121, s....
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 111-16.   Application for aid; notice of award; review
    Promptly after an application for aid is made to the board of county commissioners under this Article, the Department of Health and Human Services...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 111-17.   Amount and payment of assistance; source of funds
    When the board of county commissioners is satisfied that the applicant is entitled to relief under the provisions of this Article, as provided in...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 111-18.   Payment of awards
    After an award to a blind person has been made by the board of county commissioners, and approved by the Department of Health and...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 111-18.1.   Award and assistance checks payable to decedents
    (a) In the event of the death of a recipient of an award made pursuant to G.S. 111-18 during or after the first day...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 111-19.   Intercounty transfer of recipients
    Any recipient of aid to the blind under this Article who moves to another county of this State shall be entitled to receive aid...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 111-20.   Awards subject to reopening upon change in condition
    All awards to needy blind persons made under the provisions of this Article shall be made subject to reopening and reconsideration at any time...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 111-21.   Disqualifications for relief
    No aid to needy blind persons shall be given under the provisions of this Article to any individual for any period with respect to...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 111-22.   Beneficiaries not deemed paupers
    No blind person shall be deemed a pauper by reason of receiving relief under this Article. (1937, c. 124, s. 11.)
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 111-23.   Misrepresentation or fraud in obtaining assistance
    Any person who shall obtain, or attempt to obtain, by means of a willful, false statement, or representation, or impersonation, or other fraudulent devices,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 111-24.   Cooperation with federal departments or agencies; grants from federal government
    The Department of Health and Human Services is hereby empowered, authorized and directed to cooperate with the appropriate federal department or agency charged with...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 111-25.   Acceptance and use of federal aid
    The Department of Health and Human Services may expend under the provisions of the Executive Budget Act, such grants as shall be made to...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 111-26.   Termination of federal aid
    If for any reason there should be a termination of federal aid as anticipated in this Article, then and in that event this Article...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 111-27.   Department of Health and Human Services to promote employment of blind persons; vending stands on public property
    For the purpose of assisting blind persons to become self-supporting, the Department of Health and Human Services may carry on activities to promote the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 111-27.1.   Department of Health and Human Services authorized to conduct certain business operations
    For the purpose of assisting blind and visually impaired persons to become self-supporting the Department of Health and Human Services may carry on activities...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 111-27.2.   Blind vending-stand operators; retirement benefits
    The Department of Health and Human Services is authorized and empowered to continue and maintain, in its discretion, any existing retirement system providing retirement...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 111-28.   Department of Health and Human Services authorized to receive grants for benefit of blind and visually impaired; use of information concerning blind persons
    The Department of Health and Human Services may receive grants-in-aid from the federal government or any State or federal agency for the purpose of...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 111-28.1.   Department of Health and Human Services authorized to cooperate with federal government in rehabilitation of blind and visually impaired
    The Department of Health and Human Services may adopt the necessary rules to cooperate with the federal government in the furtherance of the Rehabilitation...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 111-29.   Expenditure of equalizing funds; grants affording maximum federal aid; lending North Carolina reports
    In addition to the powers and duties imposed upon the Department of Health and Human Services, the said Department shall be and hereby is...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 111-30.   Personal representatives for certain recipients of aid to the blind
    If any otherwise qualified applicant for or recipient of aid to the blind is or shall become unable to manage the assistance payments, or...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 111-31.   Courts for purposes of 111-30 to 111-33; records
    For the purposes of G.S. 111-30 to 111-33 the court may be either a domestic relations court established pursuant to Article 13, Chapter 7,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 111-32.   Findings under 111-30 not competent as evidence in other proceedings
    The findings of fact under the provisions of G.S. 111-30 shall not be competent as evidence in any case or proceeding dealing with any...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 111-33.   Sections 111-30 to 111-33 are not to affect provisions for payments for minors
    Nothing in G.S. 111-30 to 111-33 is to be construed as affecting that portion of the State plan for aid to the blind which...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 111-34.   Repealed by Session Laws 1973, c. 476, s. 143
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 111-35.   Authority of director of social services
    The respective boards of county commissioners of each county are hereby authorized to empower and confer upon the county director of social services for...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 111-36 through 111-40.   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 3 - Operation of Vending Facilities on State Property.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 111-41.   Preference to blind persons in operation of vending facilities; responsibility of Department of Health and Human Services
    In order to promote the employment and the self-sufficiency of blind persons in North Carolina, State agencies shall upon the request of the Department...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 111-42.   Definitions as used in this Article
    (a) "Regular vending facility" means a vending facility where food preparation or cooking is not done on the State property. (b) "State agency" means...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 111-43.   Installation of coin-operated vending machines
    In locations where the Department of Health and Human Services determines that a vending facility may not be operated or should not continue to...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 111-44.   Location and services provided by State agency
    If the Department of Health and Human Services determines that a location is suitable for the operation of a vending facility by a blind...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 111-45.   Duty of State agency to inform the Department of Health and Human Services
    It shall be the duty of the State agencies to inform the Department of Health and Human Services of existing and prospective locations for...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 111-46.   Vending facilities operated by those other than blind persons
    Where vending facilities on State property are operated by those other than blind persons on the date of enactment of this Article, the contract...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 111-47.   Exclusions
    (a) This Article is not intended to cover food services provided by hospitals or residential institutions as a direct service to patients, inmates, trainees,...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 111-47.1.   Food service at North Carolina aquariums
    (a) Notwithstanding Article 3 of Chapter 111 of the General Statutes, the North Carolina Aquariums may operate or contract for the operation of food...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 111-47.2.   Food service at museums and historic sites operated by the Department of Cultural Resources
    Notwithstanding Article 3 of Chapter 111 of the General Statutes, the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources may operate or contract for the operation...

Article 4 - Operation of Highway Vending Facilities on North Carolina Highways.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 111-48.   Preference to blind persons in operation of highway vending facilities
    In order to provide support for programs for the blind and to further promote employment opportunities for blind persons, the Department of Health and...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 111-49.   Definitions as used in this Article
    (a) "Automatic vending" means a coin, currency, token, ticket, or credit card operated machine that dispenses food, drinks, or sundries. (b) "Blind vendor" means...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 111-50.   Operations of highway vending
    (a) In locations on North Carolina highways where the Department of Health and Human Services determines that automatic vending is suitable, the Department shall...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 111-51.   Priority for specific blind vendors
    Blind vendors who were operating highway vending facilities as of July 31, 1991, and who continue to operate those facilities shall be given priority...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 111-52.   Profits from Highway Vending Fund
    Profits generated by highway vending locations as of June 30, 1992, and deposited in a special fund in accordance with the policies of the...

Last modified: March 23, 2014