|(a) In determining basic specialized telecommunications
equipment or service available for voucher exchange, ODHHS applies
the following criteria.
(1) The equipment or service must be for the purpose
of accessing the telephone network.
(2) The primary function of the equipment or service
must apply to telephone network access and not to daily living access,
(A) the equipment or service for daily living access
enables a person to access the telephone network and is less expensive
than equipment or service that functions primarily for telephone access,
(B) there is no other equipment or service available
that enables telephone access.
(3) A service must be less expensive than the basic
specialized telecommunications equipment approved for a voucher under
STAP and must be able to meet the same need.
(b) ODHHS maintains a list of eligible specialized
telecommunications equipment and services.