3.2. Consultative Care
When the SCI staff has particular, specialized knowledge (such as training in bowel care and wound care) that is needed to provide quality care to Veterans, the SCI staff may provide consultation to a treating provider outside of the SCI/D System of Care.
NOTE: The decision to provide consultation is at the discretion of the Chief, SCI Service.
NOTE: Veterans with other etiologies that result in spinal cord dysfunction (e.g., intraspinal malignancy) may be accepted by the SCI Chief on a case-by-case basis for initial rehabilitation with follow-up consultation to the patient's non-SCI primary provider.