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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

102 STAT. 1050 Loans.

Insurance.

PUBLIC LAW 100-407—AUG. 19, 1988 (G) a description of— (i) alternative State-financed systems of subsidies for the provision of assistive technology devices and assistive technology services, including— (I) a loan system for assistive technology devices; (II) a low-interest loan fund; (III) a revolving fund; (IV) a loan insurance program; and (V) a partnership with private entities for the purchase, lease, or other acquisition of assistive technology devices or the provision of assistive technology services; and (ii) a description of the eligibility criteria for such a system; (H) a description of the State's procurement policies and the extent to which such policies will ensure, to the extent practicable, that assistive technology devices purchased, leased, or otherwise acquired with assistance under a grant under this title are compatible with other technology devices, including technology devices designed primarily for use by individuals without disabilities, elderly individuals, or individuals with particular disabilities; and (I) an inquiry into whether it is advantageous for either a State agency or a task force (composed of individuals representing the State and individuals representing the private sector) to study the practices of private insurance companies holding licenses within the State that offer health or disability insurance policies under which an individual may obtain reimbursement for— (i) the purchase, lease, or other acquisition of assistive technology devices; or (ii) the use of assistive technology services. (3) SUPPORT GROUPS.—The State may encourage the creation or maintenance of statewide or community-based organizations or systems that assist individuals with disabilities to use assistive technology devices or assistive technology services, or support any existing org£mization or system that provides such assistance. (4) PUBLIC AWARENESS PROGRAM.—The State may support a public aw£U"eness program designed to provide information relating to the availability and efficacy of assistive technology devices and assistive technology services for individuals with disabilities, the families or representatives of individuals with disabilities, individuals who work for public agencies and private entities that have contact with individuals with disabilities (including insurers), employers, and other appropriate individuals, or may establish and support such a program if no such p r c ^ a m exists. Such a program may include— (A) the development and dissemination of information relating to— (i) the nature of assistive technology devices and assistive technology services; (ii) the appropriateness, cost, and availability of, and access to assistive technology devices and assistive technology services; and