(a) The following physical and mental restoration services may be provided to consumers if required in order to complete an assessment for the purposes of determining eligibility or as part of an Individualized Plan for Employment for consumers determined eligible for vocational rehabilitation services:
(1) surgery or treatment;
(2) psychological and psychiatric treatment;
(3) dental treatment;
(4) nursing services;
(5) hospitalization (either in-patient or out-patient care) and clinic services;
(6) drugs and supplies;
(7) prosthetic devices essential to obtaining or retaining employment;
(8) physical therapy;
(9) occupational therapy;
(10) medically directed speech or hearing therapy;
(11) eyeglasses, lenses, and visual aids including the services necessary to prescribe and train in the use of specialized visual aids;
(12) treatment of medical complications and emergencies, either acute or chronic, which are associated with or arise out of the provision of physical restoration services, or are inherent in the condition under treatment; and
(13) other medical or medically related rehabilitation services.
(b) The Division may furnish physical restoration services to eligible individuals if the following criteria are met:
(1) The clinical status of the individual's condition is stable or slowly progressive (i.e., the condition must not be acute or transitory); and
(2) Physical restoration services are likely to eliminate or substantially reduce the impairment that constitutes an impediment to employment within a reasonable period of time.


10A N.C. Admin. Code 63F .0103
Authority G.S. 111-28; 34 C.F.R. 361.5(b)(40);
Eff. February 1, 1976;
Readopted Eff. November 16, 1977;
Amended Eff. August 1, 2002; February 1, 1986.

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