Physical and mental restoration services may be provided only to those clients determined eligible for a program of rehabilitation services or for extended evaluation.  Restoration services shall be provided to these individuals for the purpose of enhancing their employability by removing, improving, or lessening the handicapping problem.  Restoration services which may be provided are:

(1)           medical or surgical treatment, or both;

(2)           psychiatric treatment;

(3)           hospitalization (inpatient and outpatient) and clinic services;

(4)           prosthetic and orthotic devices;

(5)           dental services;

(6)           nursing services;

(7)           physical therapy;

(8)           occupational therapy;

(9)           medically directed speech and hearing therapy;

(10)         convalescent, nursing, or rest home care;

(11)         drugs and supplies;

(12)         physical rehabilitation in a rehabilitation facility;

(13)         treatment of medical complications that are associated with, or arise from, the provision of physical restoration services; and

(14)         other medically related or medical rehabilitation services as indicated.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 143‑546; 143B‑10(j); 34 C.F.R. 361.42;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Amended Eff. May 1, 1990;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. March 1, 2016.