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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 14. Insurance
Agency 10. Virginia Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Program
Chapter 10. Virginia Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Program Regulations

14VAC10-10-100. Augmentative communication technology.

A. The Virginia Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Program (Program) will pay for devices, equipment, and computer software for the purpose of aiding in communication of an admitted claimant who otherwise is unable to communicate verbally. The Program may require an evaluation be completed by a Program assigned augmentative communication consultant to ensure the appropriate equipment is recommended or purchased.

B. For all equipment supplied by the Program, it is expected that the admitted claimant and those involved in the care of the admitted claimant will utilize the equipment as intended and invest the time and effort required for the equipment to be utilized successfully.

C. In accordance with the Program's general policy on purchasing medically necessary equipment, all augmentative communication technology equipment remains the property of the Program. If for any reason the equipment no longer is necessary or not utilized by the admitted claimant, it should be returned to the Program. Because the Program is a payer of last resort, all measures for obtaining coverage through primary insurance or other sources must be exhausted before the Program will cover augmentative technology services.

Statutory Authority

§ 38.2-5002.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 33, Issue 23, eff. July 10, 2017.

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