Maine Revised Statutes

§1500. Definitions

As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following terms have the following meanings. [1997, c. 235, §1 (NEW).]

1. Assistive device.  "Assistive device" means any device that a consumer purchases or accepts transfer of in this State that is used within manufacturer specifications by a person with a disability within the meaning of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act to offset the effect of the disability and enhance function in carrying out a major life activity. "Assistive device" includes, but is not limited to, manual wheelchairs, motorized wheelchairs, motorized scooters and other aids that enhance the mobility of the individual; hearing aids, telephone communications devices for the deaf, or TDD, assistive listening devices and other aids that enhance an individual's ability to hear; voice synthesized computer modules, optical scanners, talking software, braille printers and other devices that enhance a sight-impaired individual's ability to communicate; and any other assistive device that enables a person with a disability to communicate, see, hear or maneuver. "Assistive device" does not include a hearing aid as defined by Title 32, section 17101, subsection 8.
[ 2007, c. 369, Pt. B, §1 (AMD); 2007, c. 369, Pt. C, §5 (AFF) .]
2. Consumer.  "Consumer" means a person who purchases or leases an assistive device from a dealer or manufacturer for purposes other than resale; a person to whom an assistive device is transferred for purposes other than resale while an express warranty is in effect; a funding source that purchases a device for a person with a disability; or a person otherwise legally qualified to enforce a warranty.
[ 1997, c. 235, §1 (NEW) .]
3. Nonconformity.  "Nonconformity" means a condition or a defect that substantially impairs the use, value or safety of an assistive device that is covered by an express warranty applicable to that assistive device, or to a component of that assistive device, but does not include a condition or defect that is the result of abuse, neglect or unauthorized modification or alteration of the assistive device by the consumer.
[ 1997, c. 235, §1 (NEW) .]
1997, c. 235, §1 (NEW). 2007, c. 369, Pt. B, §1 (AMD). 2007, c. 369, Pt. C, §5 (AFF).