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Mississippi Code Title 43. Public Welfare § 43-3-59. Duties of state department

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The state department shall:

(a) Supervise the administration of assistance to the needy blind under Sections 43-3-51 through 43-3-91 by the county departments;

(b) Make such rules and regulations and take such action as may be necessary or desirable for carrying out the provisions of Sections 43-3-51 through 43-3-91.  All rules and regulations made by the state department shall be binding on the counties and shall be complied with by the respective county departments;

(c) Designate the procedure to be followed in securing a competent medical examination for the purpose of determining blindness in the individual applicant for assistance;

(d) Establish minimum standards for personnel employed by the state and county departments in the administration of Sections 43-3-51 through 43-3-91 and make necessary rules and regulations to maintain such standards;

(e) Prescribe the form of and print and supply to the county departments such forms as it may deem necessary and advisable;

(f) Cooperate with the federal government in matters of mutual concern pertaining to assistance to the needy blind, including the adoption of such methods of administration as are found by the federal government to be necessary for the efficient operation of the plan for such assistance;

(g) Make such reports, in such form and containing such information, as the federal government may from time to time require and comply with such provisions as the federal government may from time to time find necessary to assure the correctness and verification of such reports;

(h) Publish an annual report and such interim reports as may be necessary;

(i) Promulgate rules and regulations stating, in terms of ophthalmic measurements, the amount of visual acuity which an applicant may have and still be eligible for assistance under Sections 43-3-51 through 43-3-91.

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