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Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 Comparable Regulations (CLIA Comparable Regulations.)

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
11/17/2022

Regulations and instructions for the DOD Components based on the CLIA regulations issued by the HHS. CLIA comparable regulations are similar to, but not necessarily identical to, HHS CLIA regulations, modified only as may be required to meet ...

Source of Definition:

DoD Instruction 6440.02: Clinical Laboratory Improvement Program (CLIP)

Related Glossary Terms:

Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 Comparable Regulations | Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988

Retention Standards

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
11/10/2022

Guidelines that establish medical conditions or physical defects that could render a Service member unfit for further military service and may be cause for referral of the Service member into the disability evaluation system (DES).

Source of Definition:

DoDM 1332.18, Volume 2: Disability Evaluation System (DES) Manual: Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES)

Permanent Limited Duty

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
11/10/2022

The continuation on active duty or in the Ready Reserve in a limited-duty capacity of a Service member determined unfit because of disability evaluation or medical disqualification; however, the Service member is entitled to reconsideration ...

Source of Definition:

DoDI 1332.18: Disability Evaluation System (DES)

Clear and Unmistakable Evidence

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
11/10/2022

Undebatable information that the condition existed before military service and was not aggravated by military service (i.e., evidence that cannot be misinterpreted and misunderstood). In other words, reasonable minds could only conclude that ...

Source of Definition:

DoDI 1332.18: Disability Evaluation System (DES)

Final Reviewing Authority

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
11/10/2022

The final approving authority for the findings and recommendations of the physical evaluation board (PEB).

Source of Definition:

DoDI 1332.18: Disability Evaluation System (DES)

Competency Board

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
11/10/2022

A board consisting of at least three medical officers or physicians (including one psychiatrist) convened to determine whether a member is competent (capable of making a rational decision regarding his or her personal and financial affairs).

Source of Definition:

DoDI 1332.18: Disability Evaluation System (DES)

Service Treatment Record

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
11/10/2022

A chronological record documenting the medical care, dental care and treatment received primarily outside of a hospital (outpatient) but may contain a synopsis of any inpatient hospital care and behavioral health treatment. The chronologic ...

Source of Definition:

DoDI 1332.18: Disability Evaluation System (DES)

Instrumentality of War

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
11/10/2022

A vehicle, vessel, or device designed primarily for military service and in use by a military service at the time of the occurrence or injury.

Source of Definition:

DoDI 1332.18: Disability Evaluation System (DES)

Compensable Disability

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
11/10/2022

A medical condition that is determined to be unfitting due to disability and that meets the statutory criteria of Chapter 61 of Title 10, U.S.C. for entitlement to disability retired or severance pay

Source of Definition:

DoDI 1332.18: Disability Evaluation System (DES)

Related Glossary Terms:

Compensable Disability

Grade

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
11/10/2022

A step or degree in a graduated scale of office or military rank that is established and designated as a grade by law or regulation.

Source of Definition:

DoDI 1332.18: Disability Evaluation System (DES)

Related Glossary Terms:

Grade

Non-Duty Related Medical Conditions

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
11/10/2022

Conditions that were neither incurred nor aggravated while the active component or reserve component member was in a qualified military duty status.

Source of Definition:

DoDI 1332.18: Disability Evaluation System (DES)

Legacy Disability Evaluation System (LDES)

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
11/10/2022

A Disability Evaluation System (DES) process by which DOD determines whether eligible wounded, ill, or injured service members are fit for continued military service and determines appropriate benefits for service members who are separated or ...

Source of Definition:

DoDI 1332.18: Disability Evaluation System (DES)

Related Glossary Terms:

Legacy Disability Evaluation System

Physical Evaluation Board Liaison Officer (PEBLO)

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
11/10/2022

The non-medical case manager who provides information, assistance, and case status updates to the affected Service member throughout the DES process.

Source of Definition:

DoDI 1332.18: Disability Evaluation System (DES)

Related Glossary Terms:

Physical Evaluation Board Liaison Officer | Physical Evaluation Board Liaison Officer | Physical Evaluation Board Liaison Officer

Line of Duty Determination (LOD Determination)

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
11/10/2022

An inquiry used to determine whether a service member incurred an injury or disease while in a duty status; whether it was aggravated by military duty; and whether incurrence or aggravation was due to the service member’s intentional ...

Source of Definition:

DoDI 1332.18: Disability Evaluation System (DES)

Related Glossary Terms:

Line of Duty Determination | Line of Duty Determination

Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES)

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
11/10/2022

The joint DOD/Veterans Administration process by which DOD determines whether ill or injured Service members are fit for continued military service, and the DOD and VA determine appropriate benefits for Service members who are separated or ...

Source of Definition:

DoDI 1332.18: Disability Evaluation System (DES)

Related Glossary Terms:

Integrated Disability Evaluation System | Integrated Disability Evaluation System
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