(20 ILCS 2410/3) (from Ch. 23, par. 3413)
    Sec. 3. Creation. A Bureau for the Blind shall be established within the division or other programmatic unit of the Department of Human Services that administers vocational rehabilitation services under the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. The Bureau shall be headed by a Bureau Director who shall be fully qualified by education, experience and demonstrated ability. If all other attributes are equal, preference shall be given to a blind person. The Bureau Director shall be appointed by the Secretary of the Department with full consideration given to a list of candidates recommended by the Blind Services Planning Council. The Bureau Director shall report to the Secretary and be fully responsible for administering the offices of the Bureau. The Bureau shall be staffed with an adequate number of professional people especially qualified to develop specialized services to blind people, with appropriate preference given in choosing staff to those who are blind.
(Source: P.A. 89-507, eff. 7-1-97.)