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WAC 388-891A-0750

What are physical and mental restoration services?

(1) Physical and mental restoration services are used to diagnose and treat physical and mental impairments when you need those services to prepare for, secure, maintain, advance in, or regain employment.
(2) DVR provides physical and mental restoration services only when 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 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 period of time;
(b) Diagnosis and treatment of mental or emotional disorders by qualified personnel who meet state licensing requirements;
(c) Dental treatment;
(d) Nursing services;
(e) Necessary hospitalization (in-patient or outpatient) in connection with surgery or treatment and clinic services;
(f) Prescription 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 prescribed by personnel who meet state licensing requirements;
(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 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(8) and 34 C.F.R., Parts 361, 363, 397. WSR 18-12-035, ยง 388-891A-0750, filed 5/29/18, effective 6/30/18.]
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