Provision of Assistive Technology and Home Modifications Policy

Applicable to: This Policy is applicable to all heath service providers that provide publicly funded clinical services.

Description: The Provision of Assistive Technology and Home Modifications Policy sets out the mandatory requirements for Health Service Providers that provide clinical services inclusive of the provision of assistive technology for domestic use and home modifications to eligible patients.

The Policy ensures the consistent provision of assistive technology and home modifications in line with legislative requirements, the pursuit of equity, service based on assessed clinical need, and cost-effective use of resources.

The provision of assistive technology and home modifications must comply with relevant clinical and other standards/legislation, including Infection Control standards, the requirements of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 and Therapeutic Goods (Medical Devices) Regulations 2002 and the Building Code of Australia.

This Policy is a mandatory requirement under the Clinical Services Planning and Programs Policy Framework pursuant to section 26(2)(c) of the Health Services Act 2016.

This Policy supersedes OD 0353/11 WA Health – Provision of Aids, Equipment and Home Modifications Policy.

Date of effect: 12 August 2021

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