4.128 Convalescence ratings following extended hospitalization.§ 4.128 Convalescence ratings following extended hospitalization.
If a mental disorder has been assigned a total evaluation due to a continuous period of hospitalization lasting six months or more, the rating agency shall continue the total evaluation indefinitely and schedule a mandatory examination six months after the veteran is discharged or released to nonbed care. A change in evaluation based on that or any subsequent examination shall be subject to the provisions of § 3.105(e) of this chapter.(Authority: 38 U.S.C. 1155) [61 FR 52700, Oct. 8, 1996]