Revised Code of Washington - RCW Title 74 Public Assistance - Section 74.09.720 Prevention of blindness program
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§ 74.09.720. Prevention of blindness program
(1) A prevention of blindness program is hereby established in the department of social and health services to provide prompt, specialized medical eye care, including assistance with costs when necessary, for conditions in which sight is endangered or sight can be restored or significantly improved. The department of social and health services shall adopt rules concerning program eligibility, levels of assistance, and the scope of services.
(2) The department of social and health services shall employ on a part-time basis an ophthalmological and/or an optometrical consultant to provide liaison with participating eye physicians and to review medical recommendations made by an applicant's eye physician to determine whether the proposed services meet program standards.
(3) The department of social and health services and the department of services for the blind shall formulate a cooperative agreement concerning referral of clients between the two agencies and the coordination of policies and services.
[1983 c 194 § 26.]
Severability -- Effective dates -- 1983 c 194: See RCW 74.18.902 and 74.18.903.
Sections: 74.09.600 74.09.650 74.09.655 74.09.660 74.09.700 74.09.710 74.09.715 74.09.720 74.09.725 74.09.730 74.09.740 74.09.755 74.09.760 74.09.770 74.09.780
Last modified: April 7, 2009