7. The replacement of an insured visual aid or of a visual aid whose cost has already been reimbursed by the Board is insured, where the clinical and functional evaluation by a team of rehabilitation specialists from a recognized institution establishes the need for such a replacement
(1) by attesting that the visual condition of the person with a visual deficiency has sufficiently changed to render ineffective the visual aid he is using;
(2) by attesting that the person with a visual deficiency’s general condition has changed sufficiently to render him incapable of operating or handling the visual aid he is using;
(3) by attesting that the device no longer meets the needs generated by the pursuit of activities related essentially to recognized studies or to paid work; or
(4) by attesting that any of the circumstances described in subparagraphs 1 to 3 apply, that the visual aid to be replaced was initially loaned to enable the person with a visual deficiency to begin a process of obtaining or returning to work or to gain advancement at work and that replacement of the visual aid is necessary in order for the person with a visual deficiency to keep such work.
A visual aid that is no longer insured but whose cost has already been reimbursed by the Board shall be replaced only by an insured visual aid in accordance with the provisions of this Regulation.
O.C. 1403-96, s. 7; O.C. 375-99, s. 1; O.C. 470-2011, s. 25.