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[82 STAT. 301]
[82 STAT. 301]
PUBLIC LAW 90-000—MMMM. DD, 1968

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PUBLIC LAW 90-391-JULY 7, 1968

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" (C) there shall be compliaii('e with regulations of the Secretary designed to assure that no State will reduce its eiforts in providing other vocational rehabilitation services because its plan includes such provisions for construction."'

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EVALUATION OF A'OCATIOXAL R E H A B I L I T A T I O X TROGRAM

SEC. 9. Section 7 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act is amended y/star^'aei^' by adding at the end thereof the following new subsection: 29 USC 37. "' (e) For any fiscal year ending after June 30, 1968, such portion of Ante, the appropriations for grants under section 1 as the Secretary may 300. pp. 298, determine, but not exceeding 1 per centum thereof or $1,000,000, whichever is the lesser, shall be available for exaluation by the Secretary (directly or by grants or contracts) of the programs authorized by this Act."' REVISION o r DEFINITIONS

SEC. 10. (a) Subsection (a) of section 11 of the Rehabilitation Act is amended to read as follows: •'•(a)(1) The term 'vocational rehabilitation services' means the ,. n

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29 USC 4i. "vocational rehabilitation

lollowing services: services." " (A) evaluation, including diagnostic and related services, incidental to the determination of eligibility for and the nature and scope of services to be provided; " (B) counseling, guidance, and placement services for handicapped individuals, including followup services to assist such individuals to maintain their employment; " (C) training services for handicapped individuals, which shall include personal and vocational adjustment, books, and other training materials; " (D) reader services for the blind and interpreter services for the deaf; and " (E) recruitment and training services for handicapped individuals to provide them with new employment opportunities in the fields of rehabilitation, health, Avelfare, public safety, and law enforcement, and other appropriate service employment. "(2) Such term also includes, after full consideration of eligibility for any similar benefit by way of pension, compensation, and insurance, the following services and goods provided to, or for the benefit of, a handicapped individual: " (A) phy-ical restoration services, including, but not limited to (i) corrective surgery or therapeutic treatment necessary to correct or substantially modify a physical or mental condition which is stable or slowly progressive and constitutes a substantial barrier to employment, but is of such nature that.such correction or modification may reasonably be expected to eliminate or substantially reduce the handicap within a reasonable length of time, (ii) necessary ho.spitalization in connection with surgery or treatment, (iii) prosthetic and orthotic devices, (iv) eye glasses and vi.^ual services as prescribed by a physician skilled in the diseases of the eye or by an optometrist; " (B) maintenance, not exceeding the estimated cost of subsistence, during rehabilitation; " (C) occupational licenses, tools, equipment, and initial stocks and.supplies; " (D) in the case of any type of.small busine.ss operated by the severely handicapped the operation of which can be improved by management services and supervision provided by the State agency, the provision of such services and supervision, alone or