TN 3 (02-01)

DI 22505.027 Disability Determination Services (DDS) Adjudicative Team Member Furnishes Evidence

A. Policy - General

DDS medical and psychological consultants (MC/PCs) will not participate in the review or determination of the case when they have prior knowledge of the claimant, e.g., when the claimant was a patient.

B. Policy - DDS Staff

1. MC/PC

A DDS MC/PC who gives evidence in any way to the MC/PC participating in the determination should introduce this evidence into the file in writing.

2. Examiner

If examiners preparing determinations consider information known personally to them, they should:

  1. Identify and describe such information in a separate report for the file.

  2. Have the case reassigned to another examiner.


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http://policy.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/lnx/0422505027
DI 22505.027 - Disability Determination Services (DDS) Adjudicative Team Member Furnishes Evidence - 07/09/2012
Batch run: 07/09/2012
Rev:07/09/2012