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                         Laws of Minnesota 1984 

                        CHAPTER 516-H.F.No. 1620 
           An act relating to rehabilitation services for blind 
          and visually handicapped persons; authorizing adoption 
          of rules; amending Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 
          248.07, by adding a subdivision. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 248.07, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 14a.  [RULES.] The commissioner of public welfare 
shall, no later than February 1, 1985, adopt rules to set 
standards for the provision of rehabilitative services to blind 
and visually handicapped persons.  The rules shall, at a 
minimum, contain program definitions and set standards for basic 
eligibility, including financial need eligibility and 
definitions of legal blindness.  
    The rules shall provide for the development of formal 
rehabilitation plans for eligible clients and shall govern the 
provision of direct rehabilitative services to clients, 
including placement in training programs, and providing tools 
and equipment.  In addition, the rules shall set standards for 
appeals filed under subdivision 15, and include specific 
requirements for timely responses by the agency. 
    Approved April 25, 1984