Convalescence ratings following extended hospitalization

If a mental disorder has been assigned a total evaluation due to a continuous period of hospitalization lasting six months or more, the rating agency shall continue the total evaluation indefinitely and schedule a mandatory examination six months after the veteran is discharged or released to nonbed care. A change in evaluation based on that or any subsequent examination shall be subject to the provisions of §3.105(e) of this chapter.  (Authority: 38 U.S.C. 1155)


[53 FR 23, Jan. 4, 1988, as amended at 61 FR 52700, Oct. 8, 1996]

            Supplement Highlights reference:  19(1)

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