2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 34 - LABOR AND WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION
Section 34:16-27 - Powers of commission.


NJ Rev Stat § 34:16-27 (2013) What's This?

34:16-27 Powers of commission.

8.The commission shall be authorized to:

(a)Adopt and promulgate such rules and regulations as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this act.

(b)Provide vocational rehabilitation and independent living rehabilitation services, directly or through public or private instrumentalities to eligible handicapped individuals without discrimination as to sex, race, color, creed or national origin, except that the commission shall not duplicate services provided for blind persons under the care of the State commission to ameliorate the condition of the blind and deaf persons under the care of the Marie H. Katzenbach School for the Deaf, nor shall the commission provide services for persons who in its judgment are not feasible for rehabilitation. In case vocational rehabilitation and independent living rehabilitation services cannot be provided to all eligible handicapped persons who apply for such services, the commission shall provide, by regulation, the order to be followed in selecting those to whom such services will be provided.

(c)Construct or establish and operate rehabilitation facilities and workshops, which may include residential accommodations related to the rehabilitation of handicapped individuals and make grants to public and other nonprofit organizations for such purposes.

(d)Establish and supervise the operation of vending stands and other small businesses established pursuant to this act to be conducted by severely handicapped individuals.

(e)Make studies, investigations, demonstrations, and reports, and provide training and instruction (including the establishment and maintenance of such research fellowships and traineeships with such stipends and allowances as may be deemed necessary) in matters relating to vocational rehabilitation and independent living rehabilitation.

(f)Enter into reciprocal agreements with other States to provide for the vocational rehabilitation and independent living rehabilitation of residents of the States concerned.

(g)Accept and use gifts made, by will or otherwise, for carrying out the purposes of this chapter. Gifts made under such conditions as in the judgment of the commission are proper and consistent with the provisions of this chapter, may be accepted, held, invested, reinvested, or used in accordance with the conditions, if any, of the gift.

(h)Take such action as it deems necessary or appropriate to carry out the purposes of this act.

L.1955, c.64, s.8; amended 1961, c.20, s.3; 1967, c.123, s.3; 1969, c.91, s.2; 2007, c.39, s.4.


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