37.30.2306 OLDER BLIND PROGRAM: SCOPE OF SERVICES
(1) Older blind services are services determined by qualified staff to be necessary to assist a consumer with maintaining or increasing independence consistent with a consumer's priorities, concerns, abilities, interests, and choice.
(2) Older blind services include:
(b) low vision assessment, instruction, and assessment equipment;
(c) low vision aids and equipment;
(d) services and equipment fostering mobility and self-sufficiency;
(e) mobility training, Braille instruction, and other services and equipment to help an older individual who is blind adjust to blindness;
(f) independent living skills training;
(g) information and referral services;
(h) peer counseling;
(i) individual advocacy training;
(j) supportive services;
(k) rehabilitation teaching services;
(l) training necessary for living in the community and participating in community activities; and
(m) any other appropriate service designed to assist with daily living activities.
(3) Services may be made available in the discretion of the program to enhance a consumer's independence, productivity, and to further the quality of life, and independence of consumers as a group. Those services include, but are not limited to:
(a) community awareness programs to enhance understanding and integration into society; and
(b) activities to help improve public understanding of problems of consumers.
(4) Services provided to an individual consumer must be provided in accordance with the independent living plan.
History: 53-2-201, 53-7-102, 53-7-302, 53-7-315, MCA; IMP, 53-7-301, 53-7-302, 53-7-303, 53-7-306, MCA; NEW, 2007 MAR p. 475, Eff. 1/12/07.