HomeVA ProstheticsVA Handbook 1173.16 - Driver Rehabilitation for Veterans with Disabilities ProgramDefinition

16.3. Definition

Driver Rehabilitation for the Disabled. Public Law 93-538, signed December 1974, mandated the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide opportunities for  driver education and training for all eligible Veterans and Servicemembers with Driver rehabilitation for the disabled. Within VA, this rehabilitation is defined as a Professional Services Medical Training Program designed to provide professional evaluation and instruction for eligible Veterans and eligible Servicemembers in the safe, competent use of special add-on equipment, and mastery of specific skills and techniques to effectively drive a motor vehicle independently and in accordance with State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) regulations. Driver rehabilitation for persons with disabilities is a medical therapy.


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