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RULE §352.5Definitions

  (52) Recreational therapy--A type of therapy involving recreational or leisure activities that assist in the restoration, remediation, or rehabilitation of a person's level of functioning and independence in life activities, and that promote health and wellness and reduce or eliminate the activity limitations associated with traumatic brain injury, traumatic spinal cord injury, or both.

  (53) Rehabilitation technology--Equipment or technology designed to help persons with disabilities perform tasks that would otherwise require assistance.

  (54) Room and board--Shelter, facilities and food, including the customary and usual diets in residential settings and prescribed nutritional meals or supplements.

  (55) Service arrays--A set of services provided to eligible persons who have a traumatic brain injury, traumatic spinal cord injury, or both; services are based on assessed individualized rehabilitation needs that consist of outpatient services, inpatient comprehensive medical rehabilitation services, post-acute brain injury services, and post-acute spinal cord injury services.

  (56) Speech-language pathology--The application of nonmedical principles, methods, and procedures for measurement, testing, evaluation, prediction, counseling, habilitation, rehabilitation, or instruction related to the development and disorders of communication, including speech, voice, language, oral pharyngeal function, or cognitive processes, for the purpose of evaluating, preventing, or modifying or offering to evaluate, prevent, or modify those disorders and conditions in an individual or a group, consistent with the Occupations Code.

  (57) Texas resident--A person who lives in Texas as evidenced by one of the following unexpired documents: a Texas driver's license, an identification card with an address issued by a governmental entity, a utility bill with an address, a voter registration card, a vehicle registration receipt, or other document approved by the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services.

  (58) Third-party payer--A company, organization, insurer, or government agency other than DARS that makes payment for goods and services provided to a consumer.

  (59) Transportation--Travel and related expenses.

  (60) Traumatic brain injury (TBI)--An injury to the brain that is not degenerative or congenital; and caused by an external physical force, which may produce a diminished or altered state of consciousness, resulting in temporary or permanent impairment of cognitive abilities and/or physical functioning, and partial or total functional disability and/or psychosocial maladjustment.

  (61) Traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI)--An acute, traumatic lesion of neural elements in the spinal canal resulting in any degree of temporary or permanent sensory or motor deficit, and/or bladder or bowel dysfunction.

  (62) Vision services--A sequence of neurosensory and neuromuscular activities individually prescribed and monitored by the doctor to develop, rehabilitate, and enhance visual skills.

Source Note: The provisions of this §352.5 adopted to be effective September 1, 2015, 40 TexReg 5346; amended to be effective March 13, 2016, 41 TexReg 1713; transferred effective January 15, 2022, as published in the December 31, 2021 issue of the Texas Register, 46 TexReg 9422

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