2017 ORS 759.698¹
Eligibility to receive telecommunication devices or adaptive equipment

(1)(a) In order to be eligible to receive assistive telecommunication devices or adaptive equipment, individuals must be certified as deaf, hard of hearing, speech impaired or deaf-blind by a licensed physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, audiologist, hearing aid specialist, speech-language pathologist, rehabilitation instructor for persons who are blind or vocational rehabilitation counselor of the Department of Human Services. Certification implies that the individual cannot use the telephone for expressive or receptive communication.

(b) No more than one assistive telecommunication device or adaptive equipment device may be provided to a household. However, two assistive telecommunication devices or adaptive equipment devices may be provided to a household if more than one eligible person permanently resides in the household. Households without any assistive telecommunication devices or adaptive equipment shall be given priority over households with one assistive telecommunication device or adaptive equipment device when such devices are distributed.

(c) ORS 759.693 (Definitions) to 759.698 (Eligibility to receive telecommunication devices or adaptive equipment) do not require a telecommunications utility to provide an assistive telecommunication device to any person in violation of ORS 646.730 (Monopolies prohibited).

(2)(a) In order to be eligible to receive adaptive equipment, individuals must be certified to have the required disability by a person or agency designated by the Public Utility Commission to make such certifications. Certification implies that the individual is unable to use the telephone.

(b) ORS 759.693 (Definitions) to 759.698 (Eligibility to receive telecommunication devices or adaptive equipment) do not require a telecommunications utility to provide adaptive equipment to any person in violation of ORS 646.730 (Monopolies prohibited). [1987 c.290 §14; 1989 c.115 §1; 1991 c.872 §7; 1995 c.280 §33; 1999 c.384 §5; 2007 c.28 §2; 2007 c.70 §357; 2011 c.264 §4; 2014 c.45 §84]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 759—Telecommunications Utility Regulation, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors759.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
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