§ 20.44. Assistive devices.
(a) Preapprovals. Area agencies on aging shall develop a system of preapproval of reimbursable purchases of assistive devices. An area agency on aging shall take appropriate steps to determine the availability of other fundingsuch as Medicare or Medical Assistance, or local charitable organizationsbefore authorizing the purchase of assistive devices.
(b) Leased equipment. If the area agency on aging determines that a caregiver-requested assistive device may be leased at a potential saving to the Program, the area agency on aging shall limit reimbursement to the costs of leasing rather than the purchase of the equipment.
(c) Return of assistive devices. When an assistive device purchased under the Program is no longer needed in the caregiving situation, the area agency on aging shall encourage the family to return it to the area agency on aging for use with future clients of the Program.
This section cited in 6 Pa. Code § 20.21 (relating to eligibility for Program benefits); and 6 Pa. Code § 20.22 (relating to conditions of participation).
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