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Implementation Guidance for Utilization of DD Form 3074, Canine Treatment and Resuscitation Record

Policy

Establishes the Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) procedures on the use of the DD Form 3074, Canine Treatment and Resuscitation Record for standardized and consistent documentation of a military working dog (MWD) trauma injuries and related medical treatment and resuscitation care provided at all DoD veterinary treatment facilities (VTFs) or military medical treatment facilities (MTFs) regardless of operational environment.

  • Identification #: 6000.10
  • Date: 6/29/2021
  • Type: DHA Procedural Instruction
  • Topics: N/A

TAB A - DHA PI 6010.01 Healthcare Benefits Eligibility Verification and Patient Registration Procedures

Policy

Establishes the Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) procedures for verifying eligibility, proper patient registration, and patient identity management within the Military Health System (MHS). Standardized patient registration guidance is essential in maintaining a competent and effective workforce capable of executing health service support in an optimal manner.

  • Identification #: 6010.01
  • Date: 6/24/2021
  • Type: DHA Procedural Instruction
  • Topics: N/A

TAB A - DHA-PM 6430.02 Medical Logistics (MEDLOG) Linen Services Management

Policy

Establishes the Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) procedures to efficiently manage MEDLOG linen services, optimize performance, increase beneficiary safety and health, reduce costs where appropriate, and maximize the value of each dollar spent on Linen Services. This DHA-PM also assigns responsibilities and provides procedures for contract management oversight.

  • Identification #: 6430.02
  • Date: 6/16/2021
  • Type: DHA Procedures Manual
  • Topics: N/A

Guidance for Immediate Completion and Closure of Open Encounters and Records in Legacy Systems

Policy

Establishes the Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) procedures to complete and close open encounters within the legacy systems to ensure completion of healthcare documentation, particularly in preparation for the implementation of Military Health System (MHS) GENESIS and identifies and delineates responsibilities associated with completing and closing open encounters within the legacy systems in preparation for the implementation of MHS GENESIS.

  • Identification #: 6040.08
  • Date: 6/16/2021
  • Type: DHA Procedural Instruction
  • Topics: N/A

Implementation Guidance for the Utilization of DD Form 3073, Canine Tactical Combat Causality Care (K9TCCC) Card

Policy

Provides procedures on the use of DD Form 3073 for standardized and consistent documentation of prehospital care by the Military Departments (MILDEP)

  • Identification #: 6000.08
  • Date: 6/15/2021
  • Type: DHA Procedural Instruction
  • Topics: N/A

Interim Guidance For Service Of Transgender Navy Personnel

Policy

This NAVADMIN provides interim guidance in line with reference (c) for policy, regulations and procedures related to the service of transgender Navy personnel, in anticipation of an update to reference (e). This policy applies to Navy military personnel, including those serving in the Reserve Component (RC)

DHA-AI 1025.01 Military Medical Treatment Facilities Annual Regulatory/Triennial Training Requirements

Policy

Establishes the DHA procedures to provide enterprise-wide military medical treatment facilities (MTF) training completion guidance to fulfill annual/triennial requirements of The Joint Commission (TJC) and/or Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements for personnel assigned to the DHA Military Medical Treatment Facilities (MTFs) and Dental Treatment Facilities (DTFs) and to eliminate redundant courses by creating a DHA-mandated list of standardized training and frequencies.

  • Identification #: 1025.01
  • Date: 5/24/2021
  • Type: Administrative Instructions
  • Topics: N/A

DHA-PI 6410.02 Dental Universal Protocol

Policy

Establishes the Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) procedures for the Dental Universal Protocol (Dental UP) policy. The Dental UP is designed to improve the quality and safety of dental care provided for beneficiaries within the Military Health System (MHS), including all military Medical Treatment Facilities (MTFs) and Dental Treatment Facilities (DTFs). This DHA-PI focuses on the prevention of patient harm events with an emphasis on wrong site surgery through standardized effective communication strategies, Dental UP, and infection control adherence. The DoD is on a continuous journey to transform the MHS into a high reliability organization, providing exceptional patient care that is consistently safe over long periods of time and across all Services and settings. The purpose of this DHA-PI is to provide guidance to MHS dental healthcare teams through a standardized Dental UP approach. The Dental UP approach includes a Universal Protocol Checklist to ensure conditions for the delivery of the safest care to DoD beneficiaries.

DHA-PI 6205.01: Medical Logistics Guidance for the DoD Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program

Policy

This Defense Health Agency-Procedural Instruction (DHA-PI), based on the authority of References (a) and (b), and in accordance with the guidance of References (c) through (n), establishes the Defense Health Agency's (DHA's) procedures for ordering, receiving, and managing COVID-19 Vaccines inventory and ancillary kits.

DHA-PI 6025.37 Birth Certificate and Reporting

Policy

Establishes the DHA’s procedures for Birth Certificate and Birth Reporting Procedures at military medical treatment facilities (MTFs).

  • Identification #: 6025.37
  • Date: 5/6/2021
  • Type: DHA Procedural Instruction
  • Topics: N/A

DHA-IPM 20-004: Department of Defense (DoD) Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Implementation

Policy

This Defense Health Agency (DHA) Interim Procedures Memorandum (IPM), based on the authority of References (a) through (d), and in accordance with the guidance cited in References (e) through (aa), establishes the DHA’s procedures to implement instructions, assign responsibilities, and prescribe procedures for the COVID-19 Vaccination Program. This DHA-IPM applies to DHA, DHA Components (activities under the authority direction, and control of the DHA), Military Departments (MILDEP), and the United States Coast Guard (CG). This DHA-IPM cancels and replaces DHA-IPM 20-004, “Department of Defense (DoD) Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Implementation,” December 13, 2020.

DHA PI 6000.03 Life Support Training Certification Requirements and Guidance

Policy

Establishes the Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) procedures for Military Health System (MHS) life support certification requirements

  • Identification #: 6000.03
  • Date: 5/6/2021
  • Type: DHA Procedural Instruction
  • Topics: N/A

DHA PI 6040.09 Service Treatment Record (STR) Digitization, Quality Assurance, and Destruction

Policy

Establishes the Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) procedures to retain, validate, and destroy hard-copy Service Treatment Record (STRs) previously digitized by Record Processing Centers (RPCs) or Central Cells (hereafter collectively referred to as “RPCs”).

  • Identification #: 6040.09
  • Date: 5/5/2021
  • Type: DHA Procedural Instruction
  • Topics: N/A

Dental Sedation Medical Management DHA-PI 6401.01

Policy

Establishes Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) procedures to establish a multidisciplinary approach to dental patient care guided by evidence-based clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) for dental sedation pathways. Army, Navy, and Air Force current Service policies concerning dental personnel conducting sedation were considered during the creation of this DHA-PI to ensure the unity of the respective CPGs. The requirements and guidance contained herein represent the standard of care for dentists providing anxiolysis, sedation, and anesthesia as supported by multiple national profession-governing organizations. The purpose of this DHA-PI is to establish the responsibilities for the oversight, quality

  • Identification #: 6410.01
  • Date: 5/4/2021
  • Type: DHA Procedural Instruction
  • Topics: N/A

DAFPM 2021-36-01, Accessions and In-service Transition for Persons Identifying as Transgender

Policy

This Department of the Air Force (DAFPM) Policy Memorandum immediately establishes specific Air Force and Space Force policy and provides guidance associated with the accession and in-service transition of Service members identifying as transgender. Compliance with this memorandum is mandatory. To the extent the memorandum’s directions are inconsistent with other DAF publications, the information herein prevails, in accordance with Department of the Air Force Instruction 33-360, Publications and Forms Management.

  • Identification #: DAFPM 2021-36-01
  • Date: 4/30/2021
  • Type: Memorandums
  • Topics: N/A
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