347-10 Donations and examinations for sight conservation. (a) Donations. The department of human services in its sight conservation program may accept and expend or distribute donations, eye glasses, and other services for sight conservation and for assistance to blind and visually handicapped persons; provided that any donations of money so received shall be deposited in the state treasury and disbursed therefrom for such purposes pursuant to this chapter.

(b) Cause and prevention of blindness, examinations. The department of human services, in consultation and cooperation with the department of health, shall make investigation of the causes of blindness, learn what proportion of the cases are preventible, and inaugurate and cooperate in any such preventive measures as may seem advisable for the State. They, or either of them, may arrange for the examination of the eyes of the individual blind or visually handicapped persons and may provide or secure medical and surgical treatment of such persons whenever, in its judgment, the sight of the persons may be benefited thereby. [L 1941, c 296, pt of 1; RL 1945, 4862, ren 4877; am L 1945, c 113, 5; RL 1955, 109-11; am L 1959, c 129, 1 and c 246, 8; am L 1965, c 246, 4; HRS 347-10; am L 1970, c 105, 5; am L 1987, c 339, 4]

 

Cross References

 

Health department program, see 321-101.

 

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