Section 1. Chapter 6 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after section 135 the following section:-
Section 135A. The Commissioner, in consultation with the department of public health and the executive office of elder affairs, shall create a registry list of persons whose visual acuity is found to be with correction 20/60 or less in the better eye, or the peripheral field of vision to have contracted to the ten degrees radius or less regardless of visual acuity. Said register shall be used to aid the commission in efforts to measure the numbers of likely future registrants to the Commonwealth Registry of the Blind. Such persons shall not be eligible for services from the Commission until the standard of legal blindness is met.
The reporting requirements contained in section 136 of this chapter shall apply to this section.
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