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What are physical and mental restoration services?

(1) Physical and mental restoration services are used to diagnose and treat physical and mental impairments.
(2) DVR provides physical and mental restoration services if your disabling condition is stable or slowly progressive and the service is expected to substantially modify, correct, or improve a physical or mental impairment that is a substantial impediment to employment for you within a reasonable length of time and financial support is not readily available from another source, such as health insurance.
(3) Physical and mental restoration services include:
(a) Corrective surgery or therapy;
(b) Diagnosis and treatment of mental or emotional disorders by qualified personnel who meet state licensing requirements;
(c) Dental treatment if the treatment is directly related to an employment outcome, or in emergency situations involving pain, acute infections, or injury;
(d) Nursing services;
(e) Hospitalization (in-patient or outpatient) in connection with surgery or treatment and clinic services;
(f) Drugs and supplies;
(g) Prosthetic and orthotic devices;
(h) Eyeglasses and visual services, including visual training, and the examination and services necessary for the prescription and provision of eyeglasses, contact lenses, microscopic lenses, telescopic lenses, and other special visual aids;
(i) Podiatry;
(j) Physical therapy;
(k) Occupational therapy;
(l) Speech or hearing therapy;
(m) Mental health services;
(n) Treatment of acute or chronic medical conditions and emergencies that result from providing physical and mental restoration services, or that are related to the condition being treated;
(o) Special services for the treatment of end-stage renal disease; and
(p) Other medical or medically related rehabilitation services.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.29.020, 74.08.090, August 1998 amendments to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 34 C.F.R. Parts 361 and 363, chapters 74.29, 43.19 RCW, RCW 43.43.832, 4.24.550, 71.09.340, 9A.44.130, and chapter 26.44 RCW. WSR 03-02-014, ยง 388-891-0650, filed 12/20/02, effective 2/3/03.]
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