Accession Number:

ADA402751

Title:

DoD Instruction 6490.3, Implementation and Application of Joint Medical Surveillance for Deployments, August 7, 1997

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY MEDICAL DEPT CENTER AND SCHOOL FORT SAM HOUSTON TX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

This intent of this Instruction is to expand the concept of joint deployment medical surveillance to a more comprehensive approach to monitoring and assessing health consequences related to participation of Service members in deployments. The Instruction 1 encompasses all aspects of a joint medical surveillance program that is operated in the context of a full military preventive medicine program for the collection and analysis of health status and threat information supporting military operations during the full cycle of pre-deployment, deployment, employment and post-deployment activities 2 implements policy, prescribes procedures, and assigns responsibilities for joint military medical surveillance in support of all applicable military operations. It mandates medical surveillance of all Military Service members during active Federal service, including Reserve components, especially before, during and after military deployments and 3 describes routine military medical surveillance activities during major deployments or for deployments in which there is a significant risk of health problems, as identified by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in coordination with the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs ASD HA.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE