32 Miss. Code. R. § 22-2.2 - DISABILITY CODES

Current through December 27, 2021

From the disabling conditions, it will be possible to obtain data on multiple impairments such as the amputee who is hard of hearing and how these conditions contributed to the individual's employment impediment.

All disabling condition information should be taken from the most recent document(s) prepared by physicians based upon the examination of the individual and/or medical records of a hospital or clinic where the individual was examined. The disabilities described and coded will be based upon the complete and final diagnostic information used in determining eligibility for vocational rehabilitation services.

The diagnosis for visual and aural cases should always be recorded to include the degree of functional loss, stated in terms of Snellen's notations for the visual cases and in terms of decibels for the aural cases. Visual disabilities will always be described in terms of best correction. The description for mentally retarded individuals will include the Intelligence Quotient and the tests or scales used.

Primary Disability

Enter the four-digit code that best describes the individual's primary physical or mental impairment that causes or results in a substantial impediment to employment. The number reported is a combination of the impairment code and cause/source code. The first two digits designate the impairment (sensory, physical or mental), and the last two digits indicate the cause or source of the impairment.

If the person is found not to have a disability, this item should be coded 0000. Use Code **** if the information is not available for Closure Code 1.

Secondary Disability

Enter the four-digit code that best describes the secondary disability. This is the physical or mental impairment that contributes to, but is not the primary basis of, the impediment to employment. The number reported is a combination of the impairment code and cause/source code. Enter Code 0000 to indicate that the individual does not have a secondary disability. Use Code **** if the information is not available for Closure Code 1.

RSA Codes for Impairments

0 No impairment

Sensory/Communicative Impairments:

1 Blindness

2 Other Visual Impairments

3 Deafness, Primary Communication Visual

4 Deafness, Primary Communication Auditory

5 Hearing Loss, Primary Communication Visual

6 Hearing Loss, Primary Communication Auditory

7 Other Hearing Impairments (Tinnitus, Meniere's disease, hyperacusis, etc.)

8 Deaf-Blindness

9 Communicative Impairments (expressive/receptive)

Physical Impairments:

10 Mobility Orthopedic/Neurological Impairments

11 Manipulation/ Dexterity Orthopedic/ Neurological Impairments

12 Both mobility and Manipulation/ Dexterity Orthopedic/ Neurological Impairments

13 Other Orthopedic Impairments (e.g., limited range of motion)

14 Respiratory Impairments

15 General Physical Debilitation (fatigue, weakness, pain, etc.)

16 Other Physical Impairments (not listed above)

Mental Impairments:

17 Cognitive Impairments (impairments involving learning, thinking, processing information and concentration)

18 Psychosocial Impairments (interpersonal and behavioral impairments, difficulty coping)

19 Other Mental Impairments

00 Cause unknown

01 Accident/Injury (other than TBI or SCI)

02 Alcohol Abuse or Dependence

03 Amputations

04 Anxiety Disorders

05 Arthritis and Rheumatism

06 Asthma and other Allergies

07 Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

08 Autism

09 Blood Disorders

10 Cancer

11 Cardiac and other Conditions of the Circulatory System

12 Cerebral Palsy

13 Congenital Condition or Birth Injury

14 Cystic Fibrosis

15 Depressive and other Mood Disorders

16 Diabetes Mellitus

17 Digestive

18 Drug Abuse or Dependence (other than alcohol)

19 Eating Disorders (e.g., anorexia, bulimia, or compulsive overeating)

20 End-Stage Renal Disease and other Genitourinary System Disorders

21 Epilepsy

22 HIV and AIDS

23 Immune Deficiencies excluding HIV/AIDS

24 Mental Illness (not listed elsewhere)

25 Mental Retardation

26 Multiple Sclerosis

27 Muscular Dystrophy

28 Parkinson's Disease and other Neurological Disorders

29 Personality Disorders

30 Physical Disorders/Conditions (not listed elsewhere)

31 Polio

32 Respiratory Disorders other than Cystic Fibrosis or Asthma

33 Schizophrenia and other Psychotic Disorders

34 Specific Learning Disabilities

35 Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)

36 Stroke

37 Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Notes

32 Miss. Code. R. § 22-2.2

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