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||RT-IL Chapter 8E Addition of Guidelines for Support Canes
||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.
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Posted On 12/16/2019
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||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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