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PDFWAC 388-106-0274

Are there limits to the assistive technology I may receive?

(1) There are limits to the assistive technology you may receive. Assistive technology excludes:
(a) Any purchase solely for recreational purposes;
(b) Subscriptions and data plan charges, and monthly recurring fees;
(c) Medical supplies and medical equipment;
(d) Home modifications; and
(e) Any item that would otherwise be covered under any other payment source, including but not limited to medicare, medicaid, and private insurance.
(2) In combination with skills acquisition training, assistive technology purchases are limited to a yearly amount determined by the department per fiscal year.
(3) To help decide whether to authorize assistive technology the department may require a treating professional's written recommendation regarding the need for an assistive technology evaluation. The treating professional who makes this recommendation must:
(a) Have personal knowledge of or experience with the requested assistive technology; and
(b) Have examined you, reviewed your medical records, and have knowledge of your level of functioning, and ability to use the technology.
(4) Your choice of assistive technology is limited to the most cost effective option that meets your health and welfare needs.
(5) Replacement of an assistive technology item or piece of equipment is limited to once every two years.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090. WSR 17-03-127, § 388-106-0274, filed 1/18/17, effective 2/18/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520, 74.39A.400 and 42 C.F.R. § 441.500-590. WSR 16-04-020, § 388-106-0274, filed 1/22/16, effective 2/22/16.]
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