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Under what conditions does DVR provide vehicle modifications as a rehabilitation technology service?

DVR provides vehicle modifications under the following conditions:
(1) DVR does not have a question about your driving safety as outlined in WAC 388-891-0775.
(2) The DVR counselor has determined based on disability-related documentation that your disability is stable or slowly progressive and not likely to impair your driving ability in the future, if you plan to drive the vehicle.
(3) You have provided documentation verifying that you and/or a family member is the registered and/or legal owner of the vehicle.
(4) You have provided a copy of a current driver's license and vehicle license with required endorsements for you and/or family member(s) who will operate the vehicle.
(5) If a used vehicle is to be modified, you have provided documentation of an inspection from a certified or journey level auto mechanic that verifies the vehicle is in good condition and capable of being modified.
(6) DVR has obtained documentation from a specialist in evaluation and modification of vehicles for individuals with disabilities that prescribes and inspects the modification, except prescriptions are not required for:
(a) Placement of a wheelchair lift, ramp, or scooter lift and tie downs for passenger access only;
(b) Replacement of hand controls;
(c) Wheelchair carriers; and
(d) Other minor driving aids.
(7) You have provided documentation of vehicle insurance adequate to cover the cost of replacement for loss or damage, including the cost of the modification.
(8) You have demonstrated or provided documentation that verifies you and/or family member(s) designated as a driver can safely operate the vehicle as modified.
[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 388-891-0665, filed 12/20/02, effective 2/3/03.]
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