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a. Medical equipment is not to be replaced until a determination is made, through a Prosthetic Service evaluation, that the current equipment is unsatisfactory for further use. Evaluation criteria to consider include fair wear and tear and the repair cost involved.
b. Generally, spare medical equipment, with the exception of respiratory equipment, is not provided, unless there are unusual circumstances which would adversely affect the veteran's medical condition.