HomeVA ProstheticsVA Handbook 1173.2 - Furnishing Prosthetic Appliances and ServicesPurpose

2.1. Purpose

This Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Handbook establishes uniform and consistent national policy and procedures in furnishing prosthetic appliances to all eligible beneficiaries based upon the medical recommendations of Prosthetic Clinic Teams, staff physicians, or authorized fee-basis physicians. NOTE: Prosthetic staff will consider the recommendations of any private physician requesting a prosthetic appliance to treat a service connected condition, or any condition of a veteran 50 percent or more service connected.

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