Social Security Administration August 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Revised Medical Criteria for Evaluating Hearing Loss and Disturbances of Labyrinthine-Vestibular Function
Document Number: 2013-21143
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-30
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We are requesting your comments on whether and how we should revise the criteria in our Listing of Impairments (listings) for evaluating hearing loss and disturbances of labyrinthine-vestibular function in adults and children. We are requesting your comments as part of our ongoing effort to ensure that our listings reflect current medical knowledge. If we propose specific revisions, we will publish a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-19701
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-14
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-18635
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-02
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Change in Terminology: “Mental Retardation” to “Intellectual Disability”
Document Number: 2013-18552
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-01
Agency: Social Security Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This final rule adopts, without change, the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) we published in the Federal Register on January 28, 2013. We are replacing 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 reflects the widespread adoption of the term ``intellectual disability'' by Congress, government agencies, and various public and private organizations.