Orthopedic Impairment (OI)
DefinitionOrthopedic 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.
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State Laws and Regulations
The rule referenced below is specific to OI. Please refer to Florida Statutes and State Board of Education Rules - Hyperlinked Index (PDF) for a complete listing of laws and regulations applicable to exceptional student education.
- 6A-6.030151, F.A.C., Exceptional Student Education Eligibility for Students With Orthopedic Impairment
- Technical Assistance Paper DPS 2010-164a – Guidelines for School Districts on the Use of Service Animals for Students With Disabilities (PDF)
- Technical Assistance Paper FY 2001-13 – Transportation and Students with Disabilities (PDF)