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PDFWAC 388-845-1810

Are there limits to the specialized equipment and supplies you may receive?

The following limits apply to the specialized equipment and supplies you may receive:
(1) Habilitative support needs for specialized equipment and supplies are limited to those identified in your DDA person-centered assessment and documented in your person-centered service plan.
(2) Specialized equipment and supplies require prior approval by the DDA regional administrator or designee for each authorization.
(3) When your medical professional recommends specialized equipment and supplies for you, DDA may require a second opinion by a DDA-selected provider.
(4) Items must be of direct medical or remedial benefit to you or required to prevent institutionalization and necessary as a result of your disability.
(5) Medications, first aid supplies, antiseptic supplies, personal hygiene products, supplements, and vitamins are excluded.
(6) The dollar amounts for aggregate services in your basic plus waiver limit the amount of service you may receive.
(7) The dollar amounts for your annual allocation in your individual and family services (IFS) waiver limit the amount of service you may receive.
(8) Items excluded from specialized equipment and supplies include:
(a) Items of general utility; and
(b) Nonspecialized recreational or exercise equipment, including but not limited to trampolines, treadmills, swing sets, and hot tubs.
(9) Specialized equipment and supplies are limited to additional services not otherwise covered under the medicaid state plan, including EPSDT, but consistent with waiver objectives of avoiding institutionalization.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030 and 71A.12.120. WSR 21-19-108, § 388-845-1810, filed 9/20/21, effective 10/21/21; WSR 20-05-080, § 388-845-1810, filed 2/18/20, effective 3/20/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120, 42 C.F.R. 441 Subpart G. WSR 18-14-001, § 388-845-1810, filed 6/20/18, effective 7/21/18. Statutory Authority: 2014 c 139, 2014 c 166, 2015 3rd sp.s. c 4, RCW 71A.12.030, and 71A.12.120. WSR 16-17-009, § 388-845-1810, filed 8/4/16, effective 9/4/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030 and 2012 c 49. WSR 13-24-045, § 388-845-1810, filed 11/26/13, effective 1/1/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120 and Title 71A RCW. WSR 07-20-050, § 388-845-1810, filed 9/26/07, effective 10/27/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.12 [71A.12.120] and chapter 71A.12 RCW. WSR 06-01-024, § 388-845-1810, filed 12/13/05, effective 1/13/06.]
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