53-7-310. Provision of services -- financial responsibility for services. (1) The department, in accord with this part and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 701, et seq.), as may be amended, may provide to persons determined eligible under 53-7-306 any vocational rehabilitation services listed in 53-7-301 that are determined by the department to be appropriate and necessary for the person's vocational rehabilitation.
(2) The following vocational rehabilitation services are available without cost to a person eligible for visual services:
(a) counseling and guidance;
(b) diagnostic evaluation; and
(3) In addition to the services listed in subsection (2), the department may pay the cost of other vocational rehabilitation services for an eligible person to the extent that the department determines that the person is without sufficient financial resources to pay the cost of such services.
(4) The department may in its discretion provide maintenance payments to a recipient of vocational rehabilitation services if the department determines that the recipient is without sufficient financial resources to:
(a) obtain basic necessities at a level the department determines is appropriate; and
(b) pay the cost of vocational rehabilitation services to be provided to the person.
History: En. Sec. 11, Ch. 396, L. 1989.