SB 0702 Creates the Older Visually Impaired Missourians Fund
LR Number:3043S.01P Fiscal Note:3043-01
Committee:Aging, Families and Mental Health
Last Action:05/02/02 - Voted Do Pass H Social Services, Medicaid & the Journal page:
Elderly Committee
Effective Date:August 28, 2002
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Current Bill Summary

SB 702 - This act creates the "Older Visually Impaired Missourians Fund" to be used for services to those who have experienced irreversible vision loss. A new Section 209.343 is created for the Fund, which will be administered by Rehabilitation Services for the Blind. Subject to availability of funds, the Department of Social Services must develop a program to provide specific services, such as screening, treatment, training, and public education. The Department may contract for such services and may make rules for the program.