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Statutes > North-carolina > Chapter_111 > GS_111-8

§ 111‑8. Investigations; eye examination and treatment.

The Department of Health and Human Services shall continue to makeinquiries concerning the cause of blindness, to learn what proportion of thesecases are preventable, and to inaugurate and cooperate in any measure for theState it deems advisable. The Department of Health and Human Services mayarrange for the examination of the eyes of blind and visually impaired personsand may secure and pay for medical and surgical treatment for these persons wheneverin the judgment of a qualified ophthalmologist or optometrist the eyes of thisperson may be benefited by the treatment. (1935, c. 53, s. 7; 1973, c. 476, s. 143; 1997‑443, s.11A.118(a); 2000‑121, s. 6.)