Title 34, Chapter 15, Section 1
As used in this chapter, the term or terms:
(1) "Blind person" means a person who has:
(A) Not more than 20/200 central visual acuity in the better eye
after correction; or
(B) An equally disabling loss of the visual field.
(2) "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Labor.
(3) "Department" means the Department of Labor.
(4) "Director" means the official of the division who is charged
with the administration of its functions under this chapter.
(5) "Disability to employment" means a physical or mental
condition which constitutes, contributes to, or, if not corrected,
will probably result in an impairment of occupational performance.
(6) "Division" means the Division of Rehabilitation Services of
the Department of Labor.
(7) "Occupational license" means any license, permit, or other
written authority required by any governmental unit to be obtained
in order to engage in an occupation.
(8) "Person with disabilities" means an individual having a
physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or
more of the major life activities.
(9) "Prosthetic appliance" means any artificial device necessary
to support or take the place of a part of the body or to increase
the acuity of a sense organ.
(10) "Regulations" means regulations made by the Commissioner and
promulgated in the manner prescribed by law.
(11) "Rehabilitation center" means a facility operated for the
purpose of assisting in the rehabilitation of persons with
disabilities which provides one or more of the following types of
(A) Testing, fitting, or training in the use of prosthetic
(B) Prevocational or conditioning therapy;
(C) Physical, corrective, or occupational therapy; or
(D) Adjustment training or evaluation or control of special
disabilities; or a facility in which a coordinated approach is
made to the physical, mental, and vocational evaluation of
persons with disabilities and an integrated program of physical
restoration and relating training is provided under competent
professional supervision and direction.
(12) "Rehabilitation training" means all necessary training
provided to a person with disabilities to compensate for his or
her disability to employment, including, but not limited to,
manual preconditioning, relating, vocational, and supplementary
training and training provided for the purpose of developing
occupational skills and capacities.
(13) "Vocational rehabilitation" and "vocational rehabilitation
services" mean any service, provided directly or through public or
private instrumentalities, found by the director to be necessary
to compensate a person with disabilities for his or her disability
to employment and to enable such individual to engage in a
(14) "Workshop" means a place where any manufacture or handwork is
carried on and which is operated for the primary purpose of
providing rehabilitative activities, including the use of monetary
rewards as an incentive practice for persons with disabilities
unable to engage in the competitive labor market. Persons
receiving services in workshops shall not be considered as
employees of the state for workers' compensation, retirement, or
any other purposes.