Social Security Administration January 28, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Change in Terminology: “Mental Retardation” to “Intellectual Disability”
Document Number: 2013-01522
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-01-28
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We propose to replace the term ``mental retardation'' with ``intellectual disability'' in our Listing of Impairments (listings) that we use to evaluate claims involving mental disorders in adults and children under titles II and XVI of the Social Security Act (Act) and in other appropriate sections of our rules. This change would reflect the widespread adoption of the term ``intellectual disability'' by Congress, government agencies, and various public and private organizations.