AT and the Law

AT and the Law

IATP's State Plan

The State Plan gives an overview of activities the Idaho Assistive Technology Project will complete during a three year timeframe. The IATP was funded under authority of the AT Act in 1992. Since then, the IATP has been a leader in our state for promoting access to and acquisition of AT among Idahoans with disabilities and their families. The IATP is an integral part of a larger effort in our state (and nationwide) to ensure that individuals with disabilities achieve their educational goals, gain meaningful employment, reach full community participation, and have equal access to information technology. The current Plan for 2015-2017 is available.

Idaho's Lemon Law

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY WARRANTY ACT

48-1403. EXPRESS WARRANTIES. (1) A manufacturer who sells or leases a new assistive device to a consumer, either directly or through an assistive device dealer or lessor, shall furnish the consumer with an express warranty to preserve or maintain the utility or performance of the assistive device. The duration of the express warranty must not be less than one (1) year after first possession of the assistive device by the consumer. If a manufacturer fails to furnish an express warranty as required by this section, the assistive device shall be covered by an express warranty as if the manufacturer had furnished an express warranty to the consumer as required by this section.

(2) If a new assistive device does not conform to an applicable express warranty and the consumer reports the nonconformity to the manufacturer, the assistive device lessor, or any of the manufacturer's authorized assistive device dealers and makes the assistive device available for repairs before one (1) year after the first possession of the device by the consumer, the nonconformity must be repaired or replaced.

History:

[48-1403, added 1997, ch. 276, sec. 1, p. 821.]

Technology Act

A brief history of the Assistive Technology Programs authorization and focus is presented.

Sixty percent of the grant funds received by each state AT program must support the following activities:

  • State Finance System (includes alternative finance programs formerly funded under Title III )
  • Device Reutilization Program
  • Device Loan Program
  • Device Demonstration Program

A maximum of 40 percent of the state's federal allocation can be used for the following required activities:

  • Training and Technical Assistance
  • Public Awareness
  • Statewide Information and Referral System
  • Coordination and Collaboration (coordination with entities responsible for policies, procedures, or funding for AT devices and services)

AT Policies in Idaho

Key Issues in Assistive Technology

  • Education
  • Employment
  • Community Living
  • Accessible Information Technology
  • Universal Design
  • Assistive Technology for Infants and Toddlers with Special Needs
  • Assistive Technology and Aging
  • Emergency Services Planning, Implementation, and Assistive Technology
  • Assistive Technology and Veterans

Recent Major Disability Related Issues

  • Medicaid for Workers with Disabilities (formerly Medicaid Buy-In)
  • Project Vote!
  • Policy Changes in Idaho Code
  • Policy Changes in Rules

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