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Orthopedic Impairment (OI)


Orthopedic impairment means a severe skeletal, muscular, or neuromuscular impairment. The term includes impairments resulting from congenital anomalies (e.g. including but not limited to skeletal deformity or spina bifida), and impairments resulting from other causes (e.g., including but not limited to cerebral palsy or amputations). This definition is found in State Board of Education Rule 6A-6.030151, F.A.C.


  • Program Specialist: Bethany Mathers,
  • OI District Contacts

State Laws and Regulations

The rule referenced below is specific to OI. Please refer to Volume I-B: Florida Statutes and State Board of Education Rules, Excerpts Related to Exceptional Student Education (PDF, 4MB) for a complete listing of laws and regulations applicable to exceptional student education.

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