What evidence do we need for mid cost assistive technology?

You need to get a letter or assessment about the mid cost assistive technology you need. This could be from your doctor (GP), an assistive technology assessor, or an assistive technology advisor.

Assistive Technology advisors include:

  • assistive technology mentors
  • allied health practitioners
  • continence nurses
  • rehabilitation engineers
  • other qualified practitioners.

Assistive Technology assessors are specialist assistive technology advisors. They have qualifications and skills to assess and recommend assistive technology supports. They can recommend the right high risk or complex solution.

We don’t need this evidence before we approve mid cost assistive technology in your plan. But you should get advice about the items before you buy them. Learn more about getting advice about your assistive technology.

You don’t need to give us a quote, but it can be helpful if you have one.

Example

Sally needs a shower chair as she’s finding it more difficult to shower by herself.

Her occupational therapist has not done an assessment yet. But they believe Sally will need a shower chair in the next few months. It will cost between $1,500 and $5,000.

The occupational therapist writes a letter to say why Sally needs the shower chair. Sally takes it to her planning meeting.

Sally’s planner decides the chair is reasonable and necessary. Her planner includes funding for the chair in her next plan.

What evidence do we need for high cost assistive technology?

This page current as of
18 April 2021
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