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Iowa and Illinois define a "Handicapped Person" for the purpose of qualifying for preferential parking privileges, as a person with a disability that limits or impairs the person's ability to walk. A person shall be considered handicapped for purposes of handicap parking privileges under the following circumstances:
Mark E. Wilkinson, OD, Director, Vision Rehabilitation Services, suggests that eye care providers decline filling out handicap parking applications. Individuals seeking a handicapped parking placard should ask their primary care provider to provide the necessary documents. False information can result in a $300.00 civil fine.
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