DoD Directive 6490.2, Subject: Joint Medical Surveillance, August 30, 1997
ARMY MEDICAL DEPT CENTER AND SCHOOL FORT SAM HOUSTON TX
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This Directive establishes policy and assigns responsibility for routine joint medical surveillance of all Military Service members during active Federal service before, during, and after deployment. It mandates that 1 service members are made aware of significant health threats and associated medicals prophylaxis, immunization and other unit and individual countermeasures for the Area of Operations before and during deployment 2 commanders shall provide their personnel the appropriate medical support and training, equipment and supplied to implement unit and individual countermeasures Personnel, once deployed, shall be provided updates to health threats and countermeasures based up need and situations encountered Medical surveillance will be continuous before, during, and after deployment to a monitor environmental, occupational and epidemiological threats and stressors b assess disease and non-battle injuries, stress-induced casualties, and combat casualties, including those produced by chemical and biological and nuclear weapons and reinforce command directed and individual preventive countermeasures and the provision of optimal medical care during and after deployment.
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