The counselor shall not authorize insurance premiums or uninsured motorist fees for motor vehicles (for definition, See Policy 4 of this chapter), aircraft, hang gliders, motor boat, or personal watercraft. This is routine upkeep. The owner shall be responsible, regardless of consumer financial participation or RS-13 results, for insuring the vehicle, aircraft, hang glider, watercraft, or boat.
Routine Upkeep. The owner is responsible, regardless of consumer financial participation and RS-13 results, for maintaining the personal vehicle, aircraft, or watercraft in good operating condition. DRS staff shall not (per 2016 Federal Regulation 34 CFR § 361.5 (c)(57)) authorize routine operating and maintenance costs of the client personal vehicle (such as state inspection, decals, oil change and other routine maintenance, vehicle registration, title and tags, personal property tax, tires or tire repair).
Aircraft repair.DRS shall not authorize repair to client aircraft, hang gliders, etc.
Watercraft repair.DRS shall not authorize repair to client boat or other watercraft.
Vendors shall meet requirements in Chapter 14.4, VENDORS, Policy 2. Additionally, all vehicle modifications shall be performed by a vendor registered with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (per Federal Regulation 49 CFR § 595.6). Furthermore, Class II modifications as defined in
Policy 5: Section A of this chapter shall be performed by a vendor who is also certified as a Quality Assurance Provider (QAP) by the National Mobility Equipment Dealer Association (NMEDA) for the particular modification that is being installed.
Links to the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) are currently unavailable while we await federal changes to the vocational rehabilitation program. Upon promulgation of the final regulations the links will be updated and activated.