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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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In the DHA Publications Library, you'll find the following types of documents:

  • DHA-Procedural Instructions (DHA-PI): Implements policy, assigns responsibilities within a functional area that standardizes processes to be used throughout the DOD in the administration of all authorized DOD medical and dental programs. Provides overarching procedures to execute policy within the DOD. Issues program direction for the execution of policy within the DOD.
  • DHA-Procedures Manuals (DHA-PM): DHA-PMs implement policy within a functional area that standardizes 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. 
  • DHA-Technical Manuals (DHA-TM): DHA-TMs provide procedures for operation, maintenance, and training requirements to deploy a process or system.
  • DHA-Interim Procedures Memorandums (DHA-IPM): Issued only for time-sensitive actions and only when time constraints prevent publishing a new DHA-AI, DHA-PI, DHA-TM, or DHA-PM.  Effective for no more than 12 months from the date signed.
  • DHA-Administrative Instructions (DHA-AI): Implements policies and procedures governing DHA Headquarters and DHA Components (activities under the authority, direction, and control of DHA).
  • DHA-Multi-Service Regulations (DHA-MSR): A regulation containing 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. 
  • DHA-Policy Memorandums: DHA Policy Memorandum implements policies and procedures governing DHA Headquarters and DHA Components. Note: DHA Policy Memorandums are only issued when the development of a DHA Publication would delay the issuance of critical guidance.

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6010.03

Policy

DMIS ID Management Procedures

  • Identification #: 6010.03
  • Date: 12/9/2021
  • Type: DHA Procedural Instruction
  • Topics: N/A

DHA-Policy Memorandum 21-005

Policy

Interim Use of Force Guidance for Defense Health Agency Security Guard

  • Identification #: 21-005
  • Date: 12/8/2021
  • Type: Memorandums
  • Topics: N/A

6430.07

Policy

Medical Logistics Inventory Management

  • Identification #: 6430.07
  • Date: 12/8/2021
  • Type: Administrative Instructions
  • Topics: Medical Logistics

7040.02

Policy

Construction in Progress

  • Identification #: 7040.02
  • Date: 12/8/2021
  • Type: Administrative Instructions
  • Topics: N/A

DHA Policy Memo 21-005: Interim Use of Force Guidance for DHA Security Guards

Policy

To ensure Defense Health's Agency's (DHA) compliance with Reference (a) through (c), DHA will apply governance in Reference (d) and training standards outlines within Chapter 4 of Reference (e), to DHA Security Guards in all military Medical Treatment Facilities (MTFs) under the authority, direction, and control of DHA.

  • Identification #: 21-005
  • Date: 12/8/2021
  • Type: Memorandums
  • Topics: N/A

6000.11

Policy

Autopsies During Coronavirus 2019 Pandemic

  • Identification #: 6000.11
  • Date: 12/7/2021
  • Type: DHA Procedural Instruction
  • Topics: N/A

5136.01

Policy

Defense Health Agency Terms of Reference

  • Identification #: 5136.01
  • Date: 11/24/2021
  • Type: Administrative Instructions
  • Topics: N/A

6000.12

Policy

TRICARE Medical Plan Enrollment Instructions and Management Responsibilities

  • Identification #: 6000.12
  • Date: 11/24/2021
  • Type: DHA Procedural Instruction
  • Topics: N/A

PATCAT Table v8.0

Policy

Updated PATCAT Table

  • Identification #: N/A
  • Date: 11/24/2021
  • Type: DHA Procedural Instruction
  • Topics: N/A

6025.02, Volume 1

Policy

DOD Health Record Lifecycle Management, Volume 1: General Principles, Custody and Control, and Inpatient Records

  • Identification #: 6025.02, Vol. 1
  • Date: 11/23/2021
  • Type: DHA Procedures Manual
  • Topics: N/A

7040.01

Policy

Defense Health Program General Equipment

  • Identification #: 7040.01
  • Date: 11/17/2021
  • Type: DHA Procedural Instruction
  • Topics: N/A

4165.01, Volume 5

Policy

Defense Medical Logistics Standard Support - Facilities Management (DMLSS-FM) Volume 5: Preventive Maintenance (PM) Procedures Module

  • Identification #: 4165.01
  • Date: 11/16/2021
  • Type: DHA Technical Manual
  • Topics: N/A

PATCAT Table v8

Policy

Version 8 of PATCAT Table

  • Identification #: N/A
  • Date: 11/15/2021
  • Type: Memorandums
  • Topics: N/A

Warrior Care Month Recognition

Policy

Join me in recognizing Warrior Care Month, an important Department-wide effort to increase awareness of programs and resources available to wounded, ill, and injured Service members, as well as their families, caregivers, and others who support them. Established in 2008, the annual Warrior Care Month recognition occurs each November. The theme of this year's observance is "Virtual Show of Strength."

6025.42

Policy

Routine Adult Transthoracic Echocardiogram (TTE) Standards for all Military Medical Treatment Facilities (MTFs)

  • Identification #: 6025.42
  • Date: 11/4/2021
  • Type: DHA Procedural Instruction
  • Topics: N/A
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