HomeVA ProstheticsVA Handbook 1173.4 - Automotive Adaptive EquipmentDriver Rehabilitation Specialist

4.10. Driver Rehabilitation Specialist

a. The VA driver rehabilitation specialist will assist the veteran in the selection of the appropriate vehicle and add-on adaptive equipment necessary to enable the veteran to operate a motor vehicle in a safe manner, or that equipment which is necessary for the transportation of a veteran who is incapable of driving. All veterans will be advised of the dangers of driving from a wheelchair and will be encouraged to transfer to more appropriate automotive type seats whenever possible.

b. All recommendations for adaptive equipment will be in accordance with the guidelines and policy set forth in this Handbook. Driver Rehabilitation Specialists should make no commitments to the veteran regarding what VA will, or will not, provide.


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