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Force Health Protection Guidance for the Novel Coronavirus Outbreak

Policy

This memorandum provides initial guidance to DOD personnel on the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak. DOD is coordinating closely with the interagency to align our increased preparedness posture.

  • Identification #: N/A
  • Date: 1/30/2020
  • Type: Guidelines
  • Topics: N/A

TRICARE Prime and TRICARE Select Out-of-Pocket Expenses for Calendar Year 2020

Policy

Memo outlining the TRICARE Prime and TRICARE Select beneficiary out-of-pocket expenses for calendar year 2020. These rates will be effective January l, 2020.

2019 Billing Rates for Care Provided to Foreign Nationals

Policy

Armed Forces Reportable Medical Events Guidelines and Case Definitions Memo

Policy

The Armed Forces Reportable Medical Events Guidelines and Case Definitions (RME Guidelines) standardize reporting and tracking of disease and other conditions of public health and military importance. Timely reporting permits earlier recognition of public health events and interventions to protect the health of the force.

Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act Policy

Policy
  • Identification #: N/A
  • Date: 12/18/2019
  • Type: Memorandums
  • Topics: N/A

DOD Shelf-Life Management Program: Program Administration

Policy

This manual implements policy, assigns responsibilities, and provides procedures for the shelf-life program to identify and manage items having deteriorative characteristics and to mitigate the risk of shelf-life expiration.

Alternative Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management Policy

Policy
  • Identification #: N/A
  • Date: 12/6/2019
  • Type: Memorandums
  • Topics: N/A

DODI 6200.03: Public Health Emergency Management within the Department of Defense

Policy

In accordance with DOD Directive (DODD) 5124.02, this issuance: • Establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and provides direction to ensure mission assurance and readiness for public health emergencies caused by all-hazards incidents. • Defines a public health emergency within the DOD to include the occurrence or imminent threat of an illness or health condition that poses a high probability of a significant number of deaths, serious or long-term disabilities, widespread exposure to an infectious or toxic agent, overwhelmed health care resources, or severe degradation of mission capabilities. • Provides DOD policy for management of public health emergencies, in accordance with DOD Instruction (DODI) 6055.17, through integration with the DOD Emergency Management (EM) Program. • Outlines the public health emergency health powers, roles, and responsibilities of the military installation commander, including the authority for restriction of movement. • Details procedures for internal and external notifications of DOD-declared public health emergencies. • Clarifies the PHEM roles and responsibilities of the medical treatment facility (MTF) commander or director, the public health emergency officer (PHEO), and the medical emergency manager (MEM).

  • Identification #: N/A
  • Date: 11/25/2019
  • Type: Instructions
  • Topics: Public Health

Special Compensation for Assistance with Activities of Daily Living (SCAADL) Process

Policy

This instruction establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and implements the statutory authority for payment of SCAADL to eligible members, pursuant to sections 373 and 439 of Title 37, United States Code (U.S.C.)

  • Identification #: DoD Instruction 1341.12
  • Date: 10/31/2019
  • Type: Instructions
  • Topics: N/A

Warrior Care Month Recognition

Policy

This memorandum from Mr. Thomas McCaffery, the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, officially recognizes November as Warrior Care Month, an important Department of Defense (DOD)-wide effort to increase awareness of programs and resources available to wounded, ill, and injured Service members, as well as their families, caregivers, and others who support them.

  • Identification #: N/A
  • Date: 10/25/2019
  • Type: Memorandums
  • Topics: Warrior Care

Continuing Implementation of the Reform of the Military Health System

Policy

This memorandum directs the continued implementation of the Military Health System (MHS) organizational reform required by 10 U.S.C. § 1073c, and sections 71 land 712 of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019. The DoD policy for this reform is guided by the goals of improved readiness, better health, better care, and lower cost. The Department will advance these objectives through specific organizational reforms directed by Congress and the continued direction of the Secretary of Defense·anct the National Defense Strategy.

DODI 6205.02 DOD Immunization Program

Policy

Establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and provides procedures to establish a uniform DOD immunization program, in accordance with the authority in DODD 6200.04 and DOD Instruction (DODI) 1010.10.

  • Identification #: 6205.02
  • Date: 10/23/2019
  • Type: Instructions
  • Topics: N/A

FY20 Direct Care ASA Rates Memorandum

Policy
  • Identification #: N/A
  • Date: 9/24/2019
  • Type: Memorandums
  • Topics: N/A

3200.02

Policy

Clinical Investigation Program (CIP) in Military Medical Treatment Facilities (MTFs)

  • Identification #: 3200.02
  • Date: 9/24/2019
  • Type: DHA Procedural Instruction
  • Topics: N/A

Behavioral Science Support in Detainee Operations and Intelligence Interrogations

Policy

DODI 2310.09 has been added.

  • Identification #: N/A
  • Date: 9/5/2019
  • Type: Instructions
  • Topics: N/A
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