New Jersey Revised Statutes § 30:6-24 - Definitions

30:6-24. Definitions
As used in this act:

a. "Blind person" means a person whose vision in the better eye with proper correction does not exceed 20/200 or who has a field defect in the better eye with proper correction which contracts the peripheral field so that the diameter of the visual field subtends an angle no greater than 20 degrees.

b. "Central Nonprofit Agency" means the agency designated by the commissioner pursuant to section 6 of this act.

c. "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Human Services.

d. "Rehabilitation facility" means a rehabilitation facility located in this State which qualifies as a charitable organization or institution under the provisions of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and is conducted on a nonprofit basis for the purpose of carrying out a recognized program of rehabilitation for individuals whose earning capacity is impaired by age or physical or mental deficiency or injury and of providing these individuals with remunerative employment or other occupational rehabilitative activity of an educational or therapeutic nature as defined in section 525.1 et seq. of the regulations adopted pursuant to the federal "Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938," 29 U.S.C. s. 201 et seq. and related codes, and which is engaged in the production of commodities or the provision of services in connection with which not less than 75% of the total hours of direct labor is performed by blind or other severely handicapped persons excluding any hours of supervision, administration, inspection or shipping.

e. "Severely handicapped person" means a person with a physical, mental or emotional disability, other than blindness but including a visual impairment, which is a substantial handicap to employment and prevents that person from currently engaging in normal competitive employment.

f. "State agency" means an agency of State government.

L.1981,c.488,s.2; amended 1991,c.147,s.2.

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