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A Proposed Rule by the Veterans Affairs Department on 02/05/2019 (US format - UK format 05/02/2019)

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  1. MeSci

    MeSci Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Source: U.S. Federal Register

    Vol. 84, #24, p 1678-1690

    Date: February 5, 2019

    URL:
    https://www.federalregister.gov/doc...immune-disorders-and-nutritional-deficiencies

    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-02-05/pdf/2019-00636.pdf

    [A Proposed Rule by the Veterans Affairs Department]

    Schedule for Rating Disabilities: Infectious Diseases, Immune Disorders, and Nutritional Deficiencies
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    AGENCY:

    Department of Veterans Affairs.

    ACTION:

    Proposed rule.

    SUMMARY:

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend the section of the VA Schedule for Rating Disabilities (VASRD or Rating Schedule) that addresses infectious diseases and immune disorders. The purpose of these changes is to incorporate medical advances since the last revision, update medical terminology, and clarify evaluation criteria. The proposed rule considers comments from experts and the public during a forum held from January 31 to February 1, 2011, on revising this section of the VASRD.

    DATES:

    Comments must be received by VA on or before April 8, 2019.

    ADDRESSES:

    Written comments may be submitted through www.regulations.gov; by mail or hand-delivery to Director, Regulation Policy and Management (00REG), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Ave. NW, Room 1063B, Washington, DC 20420; or by fax to (202) 273-9026. (This is not a toll free number.) Comments should indicate that they are submitted in response to 'RIN 2900-AQ43-Schedule for Rating Disabilities: Infectious Diseases, Immune Disorders, and Nutritional Deficiencies.' Copies of comments received will be available for public inspection in the Office of Regulation Policy and Management, Room 1063B, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (except holidays). Please call (202) 461-4902 for an appointment. (This is not a toll free number.) In addition, during the comment period, comments may be viewed online through the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at

    www.Regulations.gov.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Ioulia Vvedenskaya, M.D., M.B.A., Medical Officer, Part 4 VASRD Regulations Staff (211C), Compensation Service, Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20420, (202) 461-9700. (This is not a toll-free telephone number.)
     
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  2. Sly Saint

    Sly Saint Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    this is not good, they plan to remove ME

    @JaimeS

    eta: I, and I imagine a lot of others, would rather see CFS removed
     
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    adambeyoncelowe Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    It's odd that they want the SEID name but the Fukuda criteria? Surely that's a mistake?
     
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    I did not experience significant fatigue until years into. Or, well, I did but it was ordinary fatigue, the kind that is easy to brush off and has nothing to do with the flu-like heavy crushing "fatigue" of flu-like symptoms.

    We can't even have the most basic definitions right. Not sure if this is genuine progress.
     
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    JaimeS Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    So SEID but actually Fukuda?

    This is the Fukuda criteria.
     
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    JaimeS Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    "We have fully updated and modernized our criteria to [checks clipboard] the 1990s criteria."

    "Additionally, we have chosen to call it by a completely different name."

    Ok?
     
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    MeSci Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I've been asked to reduce the size of the entry, but you should be able to read it all at the link, although unfortunately not edited for ME as the entry was.
     
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