From today's Federal Register:
We are rescinding the following SSRs [Social Security Rulings]:
• SSR 96–2p: Titles II and XVI: Giving Controlling Weight to Treating Source Medical Opinions.
• SSR 96–5p: Titles II and XVI: Medical Source Opinions on Issues Reserved to the Commissioner.
• SSR 06–03p: Titles II and XVI: Considering Opinions and Other Evidence from Sources Who Are Not ‘‘Acceptable Medical Sources’’ in Disability Claims; Considering Decisions on Disability by Other Governmental and Nongovernmental Agencies.
These three SSRs are inconsistent or unnecessarily duplicative with our recent final rules, Revisions to Rules Regarding the Evaluation of Medical Evidence, published in the Federal Register on January 18, 2017 (82 FR 5844).