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What are vehicle modifications?

(1) Vehicle modifications are adaptations or alterations to a vehicle required in order to accommodate the unique needs of the participant, enable full integration into the community, and ensure the health, welfare, and safety of the participant or the safety of a caregiver.
(2) Vehicle modifications require prior approval from the DDA regional administrator or designee.
(3) Examples of vehicle modifications include:
(a) Manual hitch-mounted carrier and hitch for all wheelchair types;
(b) Wheelchair cover;
(c) Wheelchair strap-downs;
(d) Portable wheelchair ramp;
(e) Accessible running boards and steps;
(f) Assist poles and grab handles.
(g) Power activated carrier for all wheelchair types;
(h) Permanently installed wheelchair ramps;
(i) Repairs and maintenance to vehicular modifications as needed for client safety; and
(j) Other access modifications.
[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, § 388-845-2260, filed 8/4/16, effective 9/4/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120, 2009 c 194, and 2008 c 329 § 205 (1)(i), and Title 71A RCW. WSR 10-22-088, § 388-845-2260, filed 11/1/10, effective 12/2/10.]
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