HomeVA ProstheticsVA Handbook 1173.16 - Driver Rehabilitation for Veterans with Disabilities ProgramResponsibilities of the PM&R National Program Director

16.6. Responsibilities of the PM&R National Program Director

The PM&RS National Program Director is responsible for:

a. Developing national policy and procedures for Drivers Rehabilitation programs based on relevant laws, regulations and VA's mission, goals and objectives.

b. Providing consultation and guidance to Veterans Integrated Service Networks (VISNs) and VA medical facilities that have Driver Rehabilitation programs.

c. Reviewing and submitting Driver Rehabilitation National program reports.

d. Ensuring liability insurance contract is in place for the Driver Rehabilitation program.

e. Appointing a VA Field Advisor who is responsible for advising VHA Central Office on new techniques and equipment relating to driver rehabilitation; educational needs of the driving rehabilitation specialists; problem areas involved in teaching the disabled individual; and all pertinent information which will assist VHA Central Office's administrative officials in maintaining adequate background knowledge of this specialty area and when directed, act for or represent VHA Central Office program officials at meetings, conferences, and/or work groups.

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