9. For a 2-year period from the event or irreparable breakage, the replacement of a visual aid is not insured if the only reason for the replacement is that the visual aid was used negligently or was lost, stolen or destroyed.
The period provided for in the first paragraph ceases to run from the time when the person with a visual deficiency replaces, at his own expense, the visual aid that was the object of the event or breakage with an insured visual aid that is similar with regard to its operation and price, and agrees to the institution’s becoming the lender of the new visual aid.
Similarly, subject to section 42, the replacement of a visual aid is not insured if the principal reason for the replacement is a delay caused by the fact that the visual aid is awaiting repair or is being repaired, except in an extreme emergency.
The replacement of a visual aid is not insured where such replacement can be justified only by the fact that the aid has lost one or more of its accessory functions that are not essential to its use by the person with a visual deficiency.
O.C. 1403-96, s. 9; O.C. 470-2011, s. 25.