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WAC 182-543-4100

Covered—Wheelchairs—Manual.

The medicaid agency covers the rental or purchase of a manual wheelchair for a home client who is nonambulatory or has limited mobility and requires a wheelchair to participate in normal daily activities. For clients who reside in a skilled nursing facility, see WAC 182-543-5700.
(1) The agency determines the type of manual wheelchair for a home client as follows:
(a) A standard wheelchair if the client's medical condition requires the client to have a wheelchair to participate in normal daily activities;
(b) A standard lightweight wheelchair if the client's medical condition is such that the client:
(i) Cannot self-propel a standard weight wheelchair; or
(ii) Requires custom modifications that cannot be provided on a standard weight wheelchair.
(c) A high-strength, lightweight wheelchair for a client:
(i) Whose medical condition is such that the client cannot self-propel a lightweight or standard weight wheelchair; or
(ii) Requires custom modifications that cannot be provided on a standard weight or lightweight wheelchair.
(d) A heavy duty wheelchair for a client who requires a specifically manufactured wheelchair designed to:
(i) Support a person weighing three hundred pounds or over; or
(ii) Accommodate a seat width up to twenty-two inches wide (not to be confused with custom heavy duty wheelchairs).
(e) A custom heavy duty wheelchair for a client who requires a specifically manufactured wheelchair designed to:
(i) Support a person weighing three hundred pounds or over; or
(ii) Accommodate a seat width over twenty-two inches wide.
(f) A rigid wheelchair for a client:
(i) With a medical condition that involves severe upper extremity weakness;
(ii) Who has a high level of activity; and
(iii) Who is unable to self-propel any of the above categories of wheelchair.
(g) A custom manufactured wheelchair for a client with a medical condition requiring wheelchair customization that cannot be obtained on any of the categories of wheelchairs listed in this section.
(h) Pediatric wheelchairs/positioning strollers having a narrower seat and shorter depths more suited to pediatric patients, usually adaptable to modifications for a growing child.
(2) The agency pays for both a manual wheelchair and a power-drive wheelchair only for noninstitutionalized clients in limited circumstances. See WAC 182-543-4200(5).
[Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.021 and 2013 c 178. WSR 14-08-035, § 182-543-4100, filed 3/25/14, effective 4/25/14. WSR 11-14-075, recodified as § 182-543-4100, filed 6/30/11, effective 7/1/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090 and 74.04.050. WSR 11-14-052, § 388-543-4100, filed 6/29/11, effective 8/1/11.]
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