Who is defined as a ‘Person with disability’?
A ‘person with disability’ as defined in ‘The Persons with Disabilities
(Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act,
1995’ as, a person suffering from not less than forty percent (40%) of any
disability (as given below), certified by a medical authority. “Medical
authority” means any hospital or institution specified for the purposes of
this Act by notification by the appropriate Government. A disability
certificate from Medical Board of a Government Hospital is required to
be submitted in CGHS with application form to continue availing
facilities for disabled dependant.
Disability means blindness, low vision, leprosy-cured, hearing
impairment, locomotor disability, mental retardation, mental illness. For
the exact definition of each disability please refer to ‘The Persons with
Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full
Participation) Act, 1995’ chapter 1, section 2a. to 2z.
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