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Meeting References

Search for meeting agendas, minutes and other meeting references for future and past meetings (i.e. Defense Health Board, Beneficiary Advisory Panel, DoD P&T Committee, etc.)

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Feb 24, 2023

Deferment

Period of time when a case is halted due to actions or decisions beyond the control of the Military Department DES agencies or if beneficial to the service member. 

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Feb 24, 2023

Military Service Coordinator (MSC)

A VA employee assigned to serve as a liaison for the service member throughout the VA disability evaluation and claims process.

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Feb 24, 2023

Disability Evaluation System (DES)

The Department of Defense mechanism for determining fitness for duty, separation, or retirement of service members because of disability in accordance with chapter 61 of Title 10, United States Code.

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Feb 24, 2023

Day

Calendar day.

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Feb 24, 2023

Non Active Duty

Reserve Component service members not on active duty orders, to include service members on active duty for 30 days or less or on inactive-duty training.

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Feb 24, 2023

Office

A position of duty, trust, and authority to which an individual is appointed.

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Feb 24, 2023

Impartial Medical Review (IMR)

A process which involves upon request of the service member, the DOD assigning a physician or other appropriate health care professional who is independent of the MEB to the service member to serve as an independent source for review of the findings and recommendations of the MEB. During the IMR, the independent physician or health care professional will ...

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Feb 24, 2023

Disability Advisory Council (DAC)

A Department of Defense-only group that reviews the effectiveness of DES functions, identifies best practices, addresses inconsistencies between policy and law, addresses difficulties administering the DES, and provides a forum to develop and plan improvements.

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Feb 24, 2023

Legacy Disability Evaluation System (LDES)

A DOD-only disability evaluation mechanism to assess ill or injured Service members’ fitness for continued military service and, if unfit, the appropriate disability disposition. Service members processed through the LDES must be afforded the opportunity to apply for veterans’ disability benefits through the VA pre-discharge BDD Program.

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Feb 24, 2023

Protected Health Information (PHI)

Individually identifiable health information (as defined in the HIPAA Privacy Rule) that, except as provided in this issuance, is transmitted or maintained by electronic or any other form or medium. PHI excludes individually identifiable health information in employment records held by a DOD covered entity in its role as employer. Information that has bee...

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Feb 24, 2023

Grade

A step or degree in a graduated scale of office or military rank that is established and designated as a grade by law or regulation.

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Feb 24, 2023

Rank

The order of precedence among members of the military services.

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Feb 24, 2023

Service Treatment Record (STR)

The chronologic record of medical, dental, and mental health care received by service members during the course of their military career. It includes documentation of all outpatient appointments (i.e. without overnight admittance to a hospital, clinic, or treatment facility), as well as summaries of any inpatient care (Discharge Summaries) and care receiv...

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Feb 24, 2023

Surrebuttal

The military department’s response to the service member’s MEB rebuttal.

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