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Find Military Health Affairs and Defense Health Agency (DHA) policy documents.

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The DHA Charter (DODD 5136.13) delegates the Director, DHA, authority to establish and maintain, for functions assigned, a publication system for regulations, instructions, and reference documents.  

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Jul 1, 2024

Memorandum: Military Health System Staffing Transparency and Resourcing Impact Business Rules

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Establishes a collaborative process between the Military Services and the Defense Health Agency for providing transparent information on the assignment and availability of uniformed medical and dental personnel, civilian employee, and contractor personnel to support health care delivery in military medical treatment facilities and dental treatment ...

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  • Type: Memorandum
Policy
Jul 1, 2024

Memorandum: Military Health System Notification Business Rules

.PDF | 622.43 KB

Establishes a collaborative process between the Military Services and the Defense Health Agency for notifying the Director, DHA of changes in availability of Active Component uniformed medical and dental personnel on orders to military medical treatment facilities and military dental treatment facilities.

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  • Type: Memorandum
Policy
Oct 23, 2023

Memorandum: Use of Next Generation Smallpox Vaccines

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DOD components will take necessary actions to ensure JYNNEOS replaces ACAM2000 as the primary pre-event smallpox vaccine for use in at-risk DOD service members, members of the DOD expeditionary workforce, select laboratory workers, and first responders.

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  • Type: Memorandum
Policy
May 5, 2023

Directive Type Memorandum: #23-005, Self-Initiated Referral Process for Mental Health Evaluations of Members of the Armed Forces

This directive-type memorandum: Establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and provides procedures for a self-initiated process that enables Service members, to trigger a referral for a mental health evaluation. Is effective May 5, 2023; it must be incorporated into DoD Instruction 6490.04. This DTM will expire effective May 5, 2024.

  • Identification #: 23-005
  • Type: Directive Type Memorandum
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