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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 136: Reports of medical authorities establishing blindness

Section 136. Whenever, upon examination at a clinic, hospital or other institution, or elsewhere, by a physician or optometrist, the visual acuity of any person is found to be with correction 20/200 or less in the better eye, or the peripheral field of his vision to have contracted to the ten degrees radius or less regardless of visual acuity, the superintendent of such institution, or the physician, optometrist or other person who conducted or was in charge of the examination if it took place elsewhere than in such an institution, shall within thirty days report to the commissioner the result of the examination and that blindness of the person has been established.

The failure to report to the commissioner within said thirty days shall be punished by a fine of not less than one hundred nor more than five hundred dollars.