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THE ATTiORNEY GENERiAL
AUsTIN 1, TExAS
March 9, 1962
Mr. Lon E. Alsup Opinion No. WW-1274
State Commission for the Blind Re: Whether the State
201 East 14th Street Commission for the
Austin, Texas Blind is permitted
to provide eye surgery
to a child living in
Dear Mr. Alsup: El Paso who is an alien.
You have asked this office for an opinion as to
whether the State Commission for the Blind is permitted
to provide eye surgery to a child living in El Paso who
is an alien. From your letter it is apparent that the
child is residing with its parents, who have never taken
out naturalization papers.
The authority for the Commission to provide eye
surgery is found in Article 3207c, Vernon's Civil Statutes.
In Section 1 thereof, the following definitions are found:
"(d) 'Employment handicap' means a physical or
mental condition which constitutes, contributes to
or if not corrected will probably result in an ob-
struction to occupational performance;
"(e) 'Disabled individual' means any person
who has a substantial employment handicap;
"(f) 'Blind' means a person having not more
than 20/200 of visual acuity in the better eye with
correcting lenses; or visual acuity greater than
20/200 but with a limitation in the field of vision
such that the widest diameter of the visual field
subtends an angle no greater than 20 degrees;
"(g) 'Vocational rehabilitation' and 'voca-
tional rehabilitation services' mean any services,
provided directly or through public or private
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Texas. Attorney-General's Office. Texas Attorney General Opinion: WW-1274, text, March 9, 1962; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth267887/m1/1/: accessed November 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.