Updated form for RAP assistive communication/speech pathology items

The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) has revised the Request for Assistive Communication Devices and/or Speech Pathology Apps/Software form, under the Rehabilitation Appliances Program (RAP).

2 October 2020

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The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) has revised the Request for Assistive Communication Devices and/or Speech Pathology Apps/Software form, under the Rehabilitation Appliances Program (RAP).

The changes include providing additional clinical justification such as:

  • medical and speech pathology diagnoses and the clinical need for the device;
  • the client’s level of competency with technology; and
  • the functional benefit to the client from the use of the device.

The D1382 Request for Assistive Communication Devices and/or Speech Pathology Apps/Software form can be found on the DVA RAP Forms webpage. Assessing health providers should ensure that the most up to date forms are being used.

For further information, please contact the DVA Provider Line on 1800 550 457, and press Option 1 for RAP.