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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. 

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1025.01

Policy

Military Medical Treatment Facilities Annual Regulatory/Triennial Training Requirements

  • Identification #: 1025.01
  • Date: 5/24/2021
  • Type: Administrative Instructions
  • Topics: N/A

6410.02

Policy

Dental Universal Protocol

6205.01

Policy

Medical Logistics Guidance for the DoD Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program

6000.03

Policy

Life Support Training Certification Requirements and Guidance

  • Identification #: 6000.03
  • Date: 5/6/2021
  • Type: DHA Procedural Instruction
  • Topics: N/A

6025.37

Policy

Birth Certificate and Reporting

  • Identification #: 6025.37
  • Date: 5/6/2021
  • Type: DHA Procedural Instruction
  • Topics: N/A

20-004

Policy

Department of Defense (DoD) Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Implementation

6040.09

Policy

Service Treatment Record (STR) Digitization, Quality Assurance, and Destruction

  • Identification #: 6040.09
  • Date: 5/5/2021
  • Type: DHA Procedural Instruction
  • Topics: N/A

6401.01

Policy

Dental Sedation Medical Management

  • Identification #: 6410.01
  • Date: 5/4/2021
  • Type: DHA Procedural Instruction
  • Topics: Dental Care

DAFPM 2021-36-01, Accessions and In-service Transition for Persons Identifying as Transgender

Policy

This Department of the Air Force (DAFPM) Policy Memorandum immediately establishes specific Air Force and Space Force policy and provides guidance associated with the accession and in-service transition of Service members identifying as transgender. Compliance with this memorandum is mandatory. To the extent the memorandum’s directions are inconsistent with other DAF publications, the information herein prevails, in accordance with Department of the Air Force Instruction 33-360, Publications and Forms Management.

  • Identification #: DAFPM 2021-36-01
  • Date: 4/30/2021
  • Type: Memorandums
  • Topics: N/A

DODI 1300.28 In-Service Transition for Transgender Service Members

Policy

This issuance establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes procedures: • Regarding the process by which Service members may transition gender while serving. • For changing a Service member’s gender marker in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS). • For medical care for Active Component (AC) and Reserve Component (RC) transgender Service members.

6000.05

Policy

TRICARE Prime Travel Benefit Program (PTB) and Combat-Related Disability Travel (CRDT) Program

  • Identification #: 6000.05
  • Date: 4/27/2021
  • Type: DHA Procedural Instruction
  • Topics: N/A

6490.04

Policy

Required Clinical Tools and Procedures for Assessment and Clinical Management of Mild Brain Injury (mTBI)/Concussion in Non-Deployed Setting

21-001

Policy

Notifications and Reports for Radiation Safety Unusual Occurrences at Military Medical Treatment Facilities

  • Identification #: 21-001
  • Date: 4/23/2021
  • Type: DHA Interim Procedures Memorandum
  • Topics: N/A

6015.02

Policy

Beneficiary Counseling and Assistance Coordinator (BCAC) and Debt Collection Assistance Officer (DCAO)

  • Identification #: 6015.02
  • Date: 4/12/2021
  • Type: DHA Procedural Instruction
  • Topics: N/A

19-004

Policy

Utilization of the Case Management Registry for Military Health System Beneficiaries

  • Identification #: 19-004
  • Date: 4/9/2021
  • Type: DHA Interim Procedures Memorandum
  • Topics: N/A
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