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VA RIN: 2900-AQ90 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Schedule for Rating Disabilities: The Digestive System 

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) amends the Schedule for Rating Disabilities (VASRD or rating schedule) that addresses the Digestive System.  These changes add medical conditions not currently in the rating schedule, revise the rating criteria to reflect medical advances that have occurred since the last revision, clarify existing rating criteria, and update medical terminology.  This final rule also reflects recommendations from the 2007 report of the National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine, A 21st Century System for Evaluating Veterans for Disability Benefits.  In fashioning this final rule, VA considered the most up-to-date medical knowledge and clinical practice of gastroenterology and hepatology specialties.

Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs(VA)  Priority: Section 3(f)(1) Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 38 CFR 4.110    38 CFR 4.111    38 CFR 4.112    38 CFR 4.114   
Legal Authority: 38 U.S.C. 1155   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  01/11/2022  87 FR 1522   
NPRM Comment Period End  03/14/2022 
Final Action  01/00/2024 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Ioulia Vvedenskaya M.D.
Medical Officer, Compensation Service (211C)
Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Benefits Administration, 810 Vermont Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20420
Phone:202 461-9882