Department of Veterans Affairs March 19, 2015 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Schedule for Rating Disabilities-Mental Disorders and Definition of Psychosis for Certain VA Purposes
Document Number: 2015-06212
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-03-19
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) adopts as final, without change, an interim final rule amending its Schedule for Rating Disabilities (VASRD) dealing with mental disorders and its adjudication regulations that define the term ``psychosis.'' Outdated references are replaced with references to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5). Nomenclature used to refer to certain mental disorders is amended to conform to DSM-5. This rule also provides clarification of the applicability date.