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What types of assistive technology warranties can DVR pay for?

(1) DVR may pay for an initial warranty for an assistive technology device, piece of equipment, or product for a specified period of time following the date of purchase if the warranty is available at the time of purchase by the manufacturer. An initial warranty may guarantee repair and/or replacement of parts or the entire device, equipment, or product when the parts and/or workmanship are faulty.
(2) DVR may pay for an initial warranty or for a warranty that extends beyond the period of coverage of an initial warranty for an assistive technology device, piece of equipment, or product if:
(a) The individual with a disability is the holder of the device, equipment, or product;
(b) The manufacturer provides a written guarantee for the materials and workmanship of the device, equipment, or product; and
(c) The manufacturer replaces or repairs faulty parts and workmanship or replaces the device, equipment, or product in whole or the manufacturer directly pays a service provider to repair or replace parts and workmanship or the device, equipment, or product in whole.
[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 388-891-0680, filed 12/20/02, effective 2/3/03.]
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