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Meeting References

Search for meeting agendas, minutes and other meeting references for future and past meetings (i.e. Defense Health Board, Beneficiary Advisory Panel, DoD P&T Committee, etc.)

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Glossary Term
Jul 26, 2023

Telemedicine

Telemedicine, also known as telehealth or virtual health, is the use of telecommunications and information technologies to provide health assessment, treatment, diagnosis, intervention, consultation, clinical supervision, education, and information across distances. This term includes:

  • Distant site. The distant site is where the health care prov...

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Jul 26, 2023

Peer Review

Any assessment of the quality of medical care carried out by a health care provider, including any such assessment of professional performance, any Patient Safety program comprehensive systematic analysis or report, or any other such assessment carried out by a health care provider under the provisions of this issuance.

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Jul 26, 2023

Unsafe or Hazardous Conditions

  • An adverse event. A patient safety event that resulted in harm to the patient. The event may occur by the omission or commission of medical care.
  • A no-harm event. A Patient Safety event that reached the patient but did not cause harm.
  • A near-miss event. A Patient Safety event that did not reach the patient (also known as “close call&rd...

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Jul 26, 2023

Health Care Provider

Any service member, civilian employee of the DOD, or contract employee authorized by the DOD to perform health care services.

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Jul 26, 2023

National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB)

The NPDB is a web-based repository of reports containing information on medical malpractice payments and certain adverse actions related to health care practitioners, providers, and suppliers. The NPDB is managed by the Department of Health and Human Services in accordance with Section 11101 of Title 42, U.S.C.

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Jul 26, 2023

Military Medical Treatment Facility (MTF)

Consistent with 10 U.S.C. 1073c and DOD Directive 5136.13, any fixed facility of the Department of Defense that is outside of a deployed environment and used primarily for health care, including dental care; and any other location used for purposes of providing health care services as designated by the Secretary of Defense or Undersecretary of Defense for...

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May 16, 2023

Rank

The order of precedence among members of the military services.

Glossary Term
May 5, 2023

Sexual Assault

A nonconsensual sexual act prescribed by federal, state, or tribal law in which the victim lacks capacity to consent.

Glossary Term
May 5, 2023

Self Initiated Referral

The process of seeking information about or obtaining an appointment for a mental health evaluation or treatment initiated by a service member with a commanding officer or supervisor without being ordered or directed by a commanding officer or supervisor.

Glossary Term
May 5, 2023

Service Member

Members of the armed forces who are serving on active duty; members of the Selected Reserve (including Selected Reserve members of the National Guard), regardless of duty status; and members of the Individual Ready Reserve as described in Section 10144(b) of Title 10, U.S.C.

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May 5, 2023

Mental Health Evaluation (MHE)

A psychiatric examination or evaluation, a psychological examination or evaluation, an examination for psychiatric or psychological fitness for duty, or any other means of assessing a service member’s mental health.

Glossary Term
May 5, 2023

Mental Health Provider

A psychiatrist or clinical psychologist, a person with a doctorate in clinical social work, or a psychiatric nurse practitioner. In cases of outpatient mental health evaluations only, licensed clinical social workers who possess a master’s degree in clinical social work will also be considered mental health providers.

Glossary Term
May 5, 2023

Mental Health

An individual’s psychological, emotional, and social well-being that influences how a person feels, thinks, and acts. It establishes a person’s capacity to pursue and maintain constructive relationships and cope with life’s stressors.

Glossary Term
May 5, 2023

Embedded Mental Health

The process of placing mental health providers directly into operational units to ensure the availability and utilization of individual and population-level prevention and intervention strategies that increase mission readiness and fitness for duty.

Glossary Term
May 5, 2023

Commanding Officer

Any commissioned officer who exercises command authority over a service member. The term includes a service member designated in accordance with this Directive-type Memorandum to carry out any activity of a commanding officer.

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