This program permits the reimbursement of costs associated with using a mobility assistance dog who helps a person with permanent motor impairment with one or more of the following activities:
- Mobility By pulling a manual wheelchair or helping the person to walk;
- Grasping objects By picking them up or bringing them to the person;
- Support By facilitating transfers from a wheelchair to another chair and helping the person get into position or change position.
Presentation and objectives
The purpose of this program is to help people with a motor impairment remain autonomous and continue living at home.
It is for people who have obtained a mobility assistance dog through a specialized training school certified by Assistance Dogs International (ADI) or International Guide Dog Federation (IGDF).
However, getting a dog from a training school does not guarantee that the person will be eligible for the reimbursement program.
This program does not include reimbursements for expenses related to the use of guide dogs by visually impaired people, as they are covered by the Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ)’s Visual Devices Program .