Human Services

Services for People who are Blind or Visually Impaired

SECTION 40-9-2

§ 40-9-2. General duties of administrator.

(a) The administrator of services for people who are blind or visually impaired shall devote all of his or her time to the duties of his or her office and keep at his or her office in the state house a register of individuals who are blind or visually impaired in the state, describing their condition, cause of blindness, and capacity for education and industrial training.

(b) The administrator shall, under the direction of the director, generally be charged with:

(1) Maintaining a placement service with the object of determining the fitness of applicants who are blind or visually impaired for work, vocational guidance, and securing occupation when applicants are trained;

(2) Assisting, when called up [upon] by the school to careers committee of the human resource investment council, that board in its work for students who are blind or visually impaired and in the application of federal aid;

(3) Assisting the department of elementary and secondary education, when called upon by it, in performing its duties under chapter 25 of title 16;

(4) Having general charge of the home teaching of persons who are blind or visually impaired in the state;

(5) Having charge of such workshops for the training of persons who are blind or visually impaired and salesrooms for the sale of the products of the blind and visually impaired as the director may from time to time establish; and

(6) Performing such other duties with respect to his or her office as the director may prescribe.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1923, ch. 413, art. 1, § 27; P.L. 1930, ch. 1590, § 1; G.L. 1938, ch. 184, § 1; impl. am. P.L. 1951, ch. 2752, § 21; G.L. 1956, § 40-11-2; Reorg. Plan No. 1, 1970; P.L. 1976, ch. 211, § 1; P.L. 1999, ch. 83, § 99; P.L. 1999, ch. 130, § 99; P.L. 2006, ch. 216, § 21.)