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USTRANSCOM, Command Surgeon's Office

Date of Publication:

6/22/2018

Definition:

A joint activity reporting directly to the Commander, USTRANSCOM that serves as the DoD single manager for the development of policy and standardization of procedures and information support systems for global Patient Movement (PM). The Command Surgeon’s Office implements policy and standardized procedures for the regulation, clinical standards, and safe movement of patients. The Command Surgeon’s Office orchestrates and maintains "global oversight" of the Patient Movement Requirements Center (PMRCs) in coordination with the geographic Combatant Commander (GCCs) and external intergovernmental organizations as required. The Command Surgeon’s Office synchronizes current and future operational PM plans to identify available assets and validate transport to bed plans through the supporting USTRANSCOM PMRCs.


Source of Definition:

DoDI 6000.11: PATIENT MOVEMENT

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