Unfavorable and Partially Favorable Decisions
In decisions that are not fully favorable, only a psychiatrist or psychologist is to perform the analysis and decide the mental functional capacity.
Fully Favorable Decisions
In fully favorable determinations, the medical or psychological consultant (MC/PC) who completes the mental RFC assessment, to the extent possible, should be a psychiatrist or psychologist.
When Physical Impairment Involved
Refer the claim to a physician of the appropriate medical specialty after all mental RFC considerations have been accomplished.