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INS-039: Power Wheelchairs and Scooters

Power Wheelchairs and Scooters: The Wisconsin Medical Society supports power wheelchair and scooter insurance coverage not only for individuals who are bed- or chair-bound and cannot operate a manual wheelchair and can safely operate the controls of a power wheelchair, but also for individuals who are chronically, intermittently bed- or chairbound, where some limb strength might be preserved yet other factors such as pain, fatigue or dyspnea on exertion limit functional ambulation, or where ambulation is so limited that activities of daily living within the house, or normal domestic, vocational and social activities around the house and outside of the house would be compromised (as determined by an appropriate specialist). (HOD, 0416)