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Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired
Guidance Document Information
Title RT-IL Chapter 8E Addition of Guidelines for Support Canes
Document ID DS-19-01
Summary This memorandum identifies agency staff who are the most qualified authority on the goals, plans, and programs of instruction on the use of white canes, clarifies that the agency staff do not prescribe medical devices such as support canes, and that issue of support canes must be coordinated between agency staff and the prescribing medical personnel.
Effective Date 2/20/2019
pdf View document text     Posted On 12/16/2019                 Document on Town Hall
Explanation or Citations Orientation and Mobility Specialists and Rehabilitation Teachers may not issue support canes according to the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP 2018a and 2018b). Support Canes are medical devices which must be prescribed by a Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, or physician.

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