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Defense Health Agency Publications

Welcome to the digital collection of unclassified publications issued by the Director, Defense Health Agency. All publications located here are approved for public release.

The DHA Charter - DOD Directive 5136.13 delegates the DHA Director authority to establish and maintain, for functions assigned, a publication system for regulations, instructions, and reference documents. The Publications System Office (PSO) supports readiness as the DHA's centralized publications management office. PSO administers, indexes, and manages the DHA publication repository.

  • As publications are completed and cleared for public release, they will be made available in the digital library.
  • If you have questions about a publication, contact the Publication Officer at 1-703-275-6286.


DHA-Procedural Instructions

DHA-Procedural Instructions implement policy, assign responsibilities within a functional area that standardize processes to be used throughout the DOD in the administration of all authorized DOD medical and dental programs. DHA-PIs provide overarching procedures to execute policy within the DOD and issue program direction for the execution of policy within the DOD.

File Date Description
1025.01 2/16/2017 Health Education and Training Electronic Learning (eLearning) Product Development and Sustainment
1100.01 5/16/2019 Guidance for Manpower Program
3200.01 8/9/2019 Research and Development (R&D) Enterprise Activity (EA)
3201.05 6/20/2019 Technology Transfer (T2) Program
4100.01 10/4/2021 Sustainment Restoration and Modernization (SRM) Enterprise Project List (EPL)
4140.01 9/13/2021 Normalization of MDE and General Equipment
4165.01 6/22/2017 Real Property Asset (RPA) Management
4180.01 1/5/2022 Emergency Power, Standby Generators, and Stored Energy Power Systems
5000.01 2/19/2020 Implementation of the Military Health System (MHS) Request Submissions Portal and Process
5020.01 3/11/2020 New Integrated Capabilities Portfolio
5025.01 8/24/2018 DHA Publication System
5400.01 7/15/2019 Public Affairs (PA) and Strategic Communications
6000.03 5/6/2021 Life Support Training Certification Requirements and Guidance
6000.04 6/29/2021 Military Health System (MHS) Clinical Communities
6000.05 4/27/2021 TRICARE Prime Travel Benefit Program (PTB) and Combat-Related Disability Travel (CRDT) Program
6000.07 9/3/2021 Joint Medical Executive Skills Program and Learning Continuum
6000.08 6/15/2021 Canine Tactical Combat Causality Care (K9TCCC) Card
6000.11 12/7/2021 Autopsies During Coronavirus 2019 Pandemic
6000.12 11/24/2021 TRICARE Medical Plan Enrollment Instructions and Management Responsibilities
6010.01 6/24/2021 Healthcare Benefits Eligibility Verification and Patient Registration Procedures
6010.02 10/15/2021 MHS Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
6010.03 12/9/2021 DMIS ID Management Procedures
6015.02 4/12/2021 Beneficiary Counseling and Assistance Coordinator (BCAC) and Debt Collection Assistance Officer (DCAO)
6015.03 10/23/2021 Medical Readiness Services Provided to Members of the Reserve Components in Military Treatment Facilities and Dental Treatment Facilities
6025.01 12/8/2016 Implementing the American College of Surgeons (ACS) National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) across the Military Health System (MHS)
6025.02 6/9/2017 Nondiscrimination in Military Health System (MHS) Health Programs and Activities
6025.03 1/30/2018 Standard Processes and Criteria for Establishing Urgent Care (UC) Services and Expanded Hours and Appointment Availability in Primary Care in Medical Treatment Facilities (MTFs) to Support an Integrated Health Care System (IHCS)
6025.04 6/8/2018 Pain Management and Opioid Safety in the MHS
6025.05 10/11/2016 Personal Services Contracts (PSCs) for Health Care Providers (HCPs)
6025.06 5/16/2018 Standardized Templates for Primary Care Clinical Encounter Documentation
6025.07 6/19/2018 Naloxone in the Military Treatment Facilities
6025.08 8/14/2018 Pharmacy Enterprise Activity
6025.10 12/20/2019 Standard Processes, Guidelines, and Responsibilities of the DoD Patient Bill of Rights and Responsibilities in the Military Health System (MHS) Military Medical Treatment Facilities (MTFs)
6025.11 10/9/2018 Processes and Standards for Primary Care Empanelment and Capacity in Medical Treatment Facilities (MTFs)
6025.12 7/12/2019 Retiree At Cost Hearing Aid Program Retiree Hearing Aid Purchase Program (RACHAP)
6025.14 12/6/2018 Active Duty Service Member (ADSM) Erythrocyte Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD) Deficiency and Sickle Cell Trait (SCT) Screening
6025.15 4/16/2019 Management of Problematic Substance Use by DOD Personnel
6025.16 9/2/2021 Processes and Procedures for Implementation of Standardized Perinatal Training
6025.17 6/18/2019 Healthcare Resolutions, Disclosure, Clinical Conflict Management and Healthcare Provider (HCP) Resiliency and Support in the Military Health System (MHS)
6025.18 5/21/2019 Animal Access to Facilities
6025.19 8/9/2019 Population Health, Operation, and Integration across the Military Health System (MHS)
6025.20 8/27/2019 Medical Management (MM) Program within the Military Health System (MHS)
6025.25 2/20/2018 Military Health System (MHS) Drug Take Back (DTB) Program
6025.26 10/18/2019 Standard Processes for the Military Health System (MHS) Nurse Advice Line (NAL)
6025.27 10/18/2019 Integration of Primary Care Behavioral Health (PCBH) Services into Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) and Other Primary Care Service Settings within the Military Health System (MHS)
6025.28 2/21/2020 Standard Processes and Procedures for Communication of Laboratory and Radiology Results
6025.29 12/20/2019 Provision of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for Persons at High Risk of Acquiring HIV Infection
6025.30 12/9/2019 Guidance for Service Implementation of Code Purple for Obstetric Emergencies
6025.31 12/20/2019 Military Medical Treatment Facility Pharmacy Operations
6025.32 3/16/2020 MHS GENESIS Medical Devices
6025.33 2/20/2020 Acupuncture Practice in Military Treatment Facilities
6025.34 8/21/2020 Guidance for the DOD Influenza Vaccination Program (IVP)
6025.35 1/22/2021 Guidance for Implementation of the Postpartum Hemorrhage Bundle
6025.37 5/6/2021 Birth Certificate and Reporting
6025.39 8/20/2021 Medical Ethics in the Military Health System
6025.44 1/21/2022 Surgical and Procedural Patient Safety Practices
6025.45 1/3/2022 Ready Reliable Care Safety Communication Bundle
6040.01 1/20/2017 Implementation Guidance for the Utilization of DD Form 1380, Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) Card
6040.02 8/14/2017 Sharing of Beneficiary Health Care Data through the Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record (VLER) Health Information Exchange (HIE) Initiative
6040.03 8/21/2019 Joint Trauma Lexicon
6040.04 2/21/2020 Guidance for Amendment and Correction of Entries in Garrison Electronic Health Records (EHRs)
6040.05 6/26/2020 Enterprise Processes for Translating Defense Health Program (DHP) Funded Research into Standards of Clinical Trauma Care across the DOD
6040.06 9/8/2020 Combatant Command (CCMD) Trauma System (CTS)
6040.08 6/16/2021 Guidance for Immediate Completion and Closure of Open Encounters and Records in Legacy Systems
6040.09 5/5/2021 Service Treatment Record (STR) Digitization, Quality Assurance, and Destruction
6040.10 6/23/2021 MHS GENESIS Resolution of Procedural Conflicts
6200.01 4/24/2017 Comprehensive Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Program
6200.02 5/13/2019 Comprehensive Contraceptive Counseling and Access to the Full Range of Methods of Contraception
6200.05 5/2/2018 Force Health Protection Quality Assurance (FHPQA) Program
6200.06 5/9/2017 Periodic Health Assessment (PHA) Program
6200.07 12/20/2019 Inclusion of Gambling Disorder on the Periodic Health Assessment (PHA)
6205.01 5/10/2021 Medical Logistics Guidance for the DoD Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program
6400.01 9/7/2021 Humane Slaughter of Animals in DOD Programs
6401.01 5/4/2021 Dental Sedation Medical Management
6410.02 5/21/2021 Dental Universal Protocol
6410.03 8/26/2021 Process and Procedures for Implementation of Standardized Dental Cone Beam Computed Tomography Operations and Training
6430.02 9/27/2018 Defense Medical Logistics (MEDLOG) Enterprise Activity (EA)
6430.04 12/20/2019 Use of Defense Medical Logistics Standard Support (DMLSS) as the Authoritative Information System (IS) of Record for Medical Logistics (MEDLOG) Enterprise Activity (EA)
6430.05 7/8/2021 Medical Image Management Systems Support Office (MIMSO)
6430.08 8/25/2021 Medical Logistics Order Management
6430.09 7/1/2021 Prime Vendor Onsite Representative
6440.01 9/20/2021 Governance of the Military Health System Clinical Laboratories
6485.01 12/10/2021 Guidance for the Identification, Treatment, and Care of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) among Persons Infected with HIV
6490.01 7/12/2019 inTransition Program
6490.02 7/12/2018 Behavioral Health (BH) Treatment and Outcomes Monitoring
6490.03 12/17/2019 Deployment Health Procedures
6490.04 4/26/2021 Required Clinical Tools and Procedures for Assessment and Clinical Management of Mild Brain Injury (mTBI)/Concussion in Non-Deployed Setting
7000.01 7/6/2021 Patient Travel
7040.01 11/17/2021 Defense Health Program General Equipment
8000.01 10/5/2021 Information Technology Infrastructure Service Delivery Management Program
8100.01 1/12/2021 Information Security Compliance for Defense Health Agency Financially Auditable Information Systems.
8140.01 10/16/2018 Acceptable Use of Defense Health Agency Information Technology (IT)
8160.01 5/13/2019 Defense Health Program (DHP) System Inventory Management and Reporting
8400.01 3/2/2020 CyberLOG MDE Risk Management
8400.02 8/2/2021 Financial Management of Information Technology Systems and Services

DHA-Procedures Manuals

DHA-Procedures Manuals implement policy within a functional area that standardize processes to be used throughout activities of the DOD in the administration of all authorized DOD medical and dental programs by providing detailed procedures on managing or operating functional areas and providing administrative information. 

File Date Description
1025.01 7/22/2021 Course Development
4000.02 10/18/2021 Medical Devices and Equipment Requirements Management
6015.01 10/24/2017 Military Medical Treatment Facility (MTF) Uniform Business Office (UBO) Operations (Note: DHA-PM 6015.01 has replaced DoD 6010.15-M)
6025.01 1/10/2020 Primary Care Behavioral Health (PCBH) Standards
6025.02, Volume 1 11/23/2021 DOD Health Record Lifecycle Management, Volume 1: General Principles, Custody and Control, and Inpatient Records
6025.02, Volume 2 12/16/2021 DOD Health Record Lifecycle Management, Volume 2: Outpatient Record Components and Dental Records
6025.13, Volumes 1-7 9/1/2019 Clinical Quality Management in the Military Health System
6025.13, Volume 1 9/1/2019 Clinical Quality Management in the Military Health System, Volume 1
6025.13, Volume 2 9/1/2019 Clinical Quality Management in the Military Health System, Volume 2
6025.13, Volume 3 9/1/2019 Clinical Quality Management in the Military Health System, Volume 3
6025.13, Volume 4 9/1/2019 Clinical Quality Management in the Military Health System, Volume 4
6025.13, Volume 5 9/1/2019 Clinical Quality Management in the Military Health System, Volume 5
6025.13, Volume 6 9/1/2019 Clinical Quality Management in the Military Health System, Volume 6
6025.13, Volume 7 9/1/2019 Clinical Quality Management in the Military Health System, Volume 7
6050.01 7/22/2021 Medical Logistics (MEDLOG) Regulated Medical Waste (RMW) Management
6430.02 6/16/2021 Medical Logistics (MEDLOG) Linen Services Management
6430.07 10/14/2021 Freight Management

DHA-Technical Manuals

DHA-Technical Manuals provide procedures for operation, maintenance, and training requirements to deploy or system. 

File Date Description
3200.01 10/5/2021 Reimbursement of Research Related Expenses for Clinical Investigations in Military Medical Treatment Facilities
3200.02 7/1/2021 Scientific Review of Clinical Investigations in Military Medical Treatment Facilities
4165.01, Volume 1 7/10/2017 Defense Medical Logistics Standard Support-Facilities Management (DMLSS-FM) Volume 1: Facilities Inventory Module
4165.01, Volume 3 8/27/2020 Defense Medical Logistics Standard Support – Facilities Management (DMLSS-FM): Room Inventory Module
4165.01, Volume 5 11/16/2021 Defense Medical Logistics Standard Support - Facilities Management (DMLSS-FM) Volume 5: Preventive Maintenance (PM) Procedures Module
4165.01, Volume 7 12/9/2021 Defense Medical Logistics Standard Support-Facilities Management (DMLSS-FM) Volume 7: Work Request Module
7220.01 4/29/2016 DHP Common Cost Accounting Structure (CCAS) Guidance

DHA-Interim Procedures Memoranda

DHA-Interim Procedures Memoranda are issued only for time-sensitive actions and only when time constraints prevent publishing a new DHA-AI, DHA-PI, DHA-TM, or DHA-PM. DHA-IPMs are effective for no more than 12 months from the date signed. 

File Date Description
17-009 8/30/2019 Nurse Advice Line Program Operations Guidance
18-004 7/26/2019 Emergency Power and Standby Generators
18-006 8/7/2019 Deputy Assistant Director Information Operations/J-6 Enterprise Activity
18-008 1/23/2020 Use of Medical Q Services (MQS) Contract by Military Treatment Facilities (MTFs)
18-013 9/20/2019 Risk Management Framework (RMF)
18-015 9/28/2020 Cybersecurity Program Management
18-016 4/15/2020 Medical Coding of the DOD Health Records
18-018 7/12/2021 Physical Custody and Control of the DOD Health Records
18-020 11/8/2018 Guidance for the Provision of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for Persons at High Risk of Acquiring HIV Infection
18-021 11/26/2018 Guidance for Immediate Completion and Closure of Open Encounters and Records in Legacy Systems
19-001 2/19/2021 Lifecycle Management Services (LCMS) Information Technology (IT) Asset Management (AM)
19-003 3/8/2019 Reserve Health Readiness Program
19-004 4/9/2021 Utilization of the Case Management Registry for Military Health System Beneficiaries
19-004 4/23/2020 Utilization of the Case Management (CM) Registry (Active and Screening) for Military Health System (MHS) Beneficiaries
19-005 1/27/2021 BUILDER™ Sustainment Management System (SMS)
20-002 3/20/2020 Southern Hemisphere Influenza Vaccination Program
20-004 5/6/2021 Department of Defense (DoD) Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Implementation
21-001 4/23/2021 Notifications and Reports for Radiation Safety Unusual Occurrences at Military Medical Treatment Facilities

DHA-Administrative Instructions

DHA-Administrative Instructions implement policies and procedures governing DHA Headquarters and DHA Components (activities under the authority, direction, and control of DHA).

File Date Description
1020.01 11/2/2020 Reasonable Accommodations
1025.01 5/24/2021 Military Medical Treatment Facilities Annual Regulatory/Triennial Training Requirements
109 10/15/2019 Decision-Making Architecture (DMA)
3020.01, Change 1 6/12/2020 Return to the Workplace Staffing Plan in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Environment
3020.01, Change 2 11/3/2020 Return to the Workplace Staffing Plan in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Environment
4000.01 10/4/2021 Property Accountability and Management of General Equipment (GE)
5000.01 4/7/2021 Foreign Travel Program
5010.01 1/12/2021 Forms Management Program
5015.01 2/6/2020 Records Management
5136.01 11/24/2021 Defense Health Agency Terms of Reference
5200.03 7/1/2021 Operation Security (OPSEC) Program
6025.01 9/14/2021 Routing of Applications for Health Care Eligibility Under the Secretarial Designee (SECDES) Program and Related Special Authorities
6430.06 8/31/2020 Medical Logistics (MEDLOG) Customer Support Teams (CST)
6430.07 12/8/2021 Medical Logistics Inventory Management
6430.11 10/14/2021 Healthcare Technology Management (HTM) Biomedical Equipment Program
7040.02 12/8/2021 Construction in Progress
7100.01 10/23/2021 Capital Investment Decision Model
8100.01 2/5/2021 DHA Video Network Center Endpoint Standards
8900.01 7/4/2020 Guidance for Conducting Surveys and Other Information Collections (SOICs)

DHA-Multi-Service Regulations

DHA-Multi-Service Regulations contain principles, terms, tactics, techniques, and procedures used by the forces of one or two Services to perform a common military function. It is approved by two or more Services and is promulgated as a Service regulation/publication. It may include differing perspectives on operational employment and is authoritative to the same extent as other Service publications but requires judgement in application. 

File Date Description
6025.01 9/7/2018 DOD Hazardous Food and Nonprescription Drug Recall System

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