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Governance of the Military Health System Clinical Laboratories

Policy

This Defense Health Agency-Procedural Instruction (DHA-PI), based on the authority of References (a) and (b), and in accordance with the guidance of References (c) through (i), establishes the Defense Health Agency (DHA) procedures to govern the Military Health System (MHS) clinical laboratories.

  • Identification #: 6440.01
  • Date: 9/20/2021
  • Type: DHA Procedural Instruction
  • Topics: N/A

Routing of Applications for Health Care Eligibility Under the Secretarial Designee (SECDES) Program and Related Special Authorities

Policy

This Defense Health Agency-Administrative Instruction (DHA-AI), based on the authority of References (a) and (b), and in accordance with the guidance of References (c) through (v), establishes the Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) procedures in routing the SECDES application packages for Military Medical Treatment Facilities (MTFs) within the DHA’s certified Markets.

  • Identification #: 6025.01
  • Date: 9/14/2021
  • Type: Administrative Instructions
  • Topics: N/A

Normalization of MDE and General Equipment

Policy

Normalization of Medical Devices and Equipment (MDE) and General Equipment Procedural Instruction

  • Identification #: 4140.01
  • Date: 9/13/2021
  • Type: DHA Procedural Instruction
  • Topics: N/A

Humane Slaughter of Animals in DoD Program

Policy

Establishes the Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) procedures to provide guidance and describe procedures for the humane slaughter of animals in DoD survival training programs and details the tasks and procedures necessary to ensure humane slaughter and compliance with DoD, Federal, State, local, installation, and/or host nation laws and regulations, as applicable.

  • Identification #: 6400.01
  • Date: 9/7/2021
  • Type: DHA Procedural Instruction
  • Topics: N/A

DHA-AI DHP Internal Use Software

Policy

DHA-Administrative Instruction establishes DHA procedures for managing the Military Health System's Internal Use Software (IUS)

  • Identification #: 7040.01
  • Date: 9/7/2021
  • Type: Administrative Instructions
  • Topics: N/A

Humane Slaughter of Animals in DOD Programs

Policy

DHA Procedural Instruction establishes DHA procedures to provide guidance and describe procedures for the humane slaughter of animals in DOD survival training programs and details the tasks and procedures necessary to ensure humane slaughter and compliance with DOD, Federal, State, local, installation, and/or host nation laws and regulations, as applicable.

  • Identification #: 6400.01
  • Date: 9/7/2021
  • Type: DHA Procedural Instruction
  • Topics: N/A

Joint Medical Executive Skills Program and Learning Continuum

Policy

Establishes the DHA’s procedures to: a. Implement policy, assign responsibilities, and provide procedures for the implementation and management of the Joint Medical Executive Skills Program (JMESP) that: (1) Continues the JMESP, Military Department (MILDEP)-validated core competency-sustained medical executive skills program. (2) Supports MILDEP efforts to establish common qualifications for meeting the requirement of highly proficient individuals serving as health system executive. b. Streamline the establishment, administration, evaluation, update, replacement, and cancellation, as appropriate, of DoD-wide medical executive education development programs. c. Identify the requirement that DHA oversees and provides an education learning continuum and competency tracking system for medical executive skill fulfillment. d. Incorporate and institutionalize the Joint Medical Executive Skills Program Learning Continuum (JMESPLC) to provide a blueprint for the deliberate development of Military Health System (MHS) leaders to the executive level.

  • Identification #: 6000.07
  • Date: 9/3/2021
  • Type: DHA Procedural Instruction
  • Topics: N/A

Processes and Procedures for Implementation of Standardized Perinatal Training

Policy

Establishes DHA procedures to describe standard processes and criteria for developing and sustaining comprehensive systems to provide, assess, and monitor standardized training for perinatal healthcare personnel providing services to patients/birth parents and their infants at military medical treatment facilities (MTFs).

  • Identification #: 6025.16
  • Date: 9/2/2021
  • Type: DHA Procedural Instruction
  • Topics: N/A

Process and Procedures for Implementation of Standardized Dental Cone Beam Computed Tomography Operations and Training

Policy

Establishes the Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) procedures to standardize practices and criteria for developing and sustaining comprehensive systems to provide, assess, and monitor standardized cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) operations, training, credentialing, and privileging for military medical/dental personnel providing services to dental patients.

  • Identification #: 6410.03
  • Date: 8/26/2021
  • Type: DHA Procedural Instruction
  • Topics: N/A

Medical Ethics in the Military Health System

Policy

Establishes standards for the implementation of Reference (g), and the DoD Medical Ethics Program (DoDMEP), as per the Defense Medical Ethics Center (DMEC) and the Medical Ethics Program Oversight Council (MEPOC). This DHA-PI serves to: provide guidance and support for the DoD mission and vision of promoting ethical leadership and conduct in the military health care setting by establishing procedures to enable Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) support of DMEC's guiding principles as set forth in References (g) and (h). Delineate and clarify roles, responsibilities, and collaboration of the DHA and Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), including the creation and provision of medical ethics training available to designated military medical treatment facility (MTF) healthcare personnel. Charge DHA Markets, DHA Small Market and Stand-Alone Medical Treatment Facility Organization (SSO), and Defense Health Agency Region (DHAR) Director-appointed MTF Medical Ethics Chairs to serve as the local MTF medical ethics subject matter experts. Identify DMEC Medical Ethics online resources and medical ethics consultation services accessible to all MTF healthcare personnel, including Uniformed Service healthcare personnel.

  • Identification #: 6025.39
  • Date: 8/25/2021
  • Type: DHA Procedural Instruction
  • Topics: N/A

Medical Logistics Order Management

Policy

Establishes the Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) procedures for the effective order management of medical supplies.

  • Identification #: 6430.08
  • Date: 8/25/2021
  • Type: DHA Procedural Instruction
  • Topics: N/A

Memorandum to Establish 2022 Premium Rates

Policy

Policy Memorandum to Establish 2022 Premium Rates for TRICARE Reserve Select, TRICARE Retired Reserve, TRICARE Young Adult, and the Continued Health Care Benefit Program

DHA-PI 8400.02 Financial Management of Information Technology Systems and Services

Policy

Establishes the Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) procedures to provide overarching guidance, implement procedures, and manage aspects of the Defense Health Program’s (DHP) Financial Management of Information Technology (IT), Systems and Services for the Military Health System (MHS) enterprise. The established procedures apply across the DHA components to include Military Medical Treatment Facilities (MTFs) and Other Lines-of-Business (OLB). Directs the use of Ektropy, the Information Operations (IO) web-based IT planning ledger, to identify all DHP-funded IT personnel and IT-related expenditures, across all Budget Activity Groups (BAGs) and across the Future Years Defense Program (FYDP).

  • Identification #: 8400.02
  • Date: 8/2/2021
  • Type: DHA Procedural Instruction
  • Topics: Technology

DHA-PM 6050.01 Medical Logistics (MEDLOG) Regulated Medical Waste (RMW) Management

Policy

Establishes the Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) procedures to provide guidance and regulatory requirements to DHA Military Medical Treatment Facilities (MTFs) or DHA Dental Treatment Facilities (DTFs) on the management of RMW in a manner which minimizes occupational exposure, protects both the environment and the public, and ensures compliance with appropriate Federal, State, local, tribal, and/or territorial (SLTT) regulations.

  • Identification #: 6050.01
  • Date: 7/22/2021
  • Type: DHA Procedures Manual
  • Topics: N/A

DHA-PM 1025.01 Course Development

Policy

Establishes the Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) procedures for development of curriculum and other course materials used to conduct and administer formal training programs within the DHA.

  • Identification #: 1025.01
  • Date: 7/22/2021
  • Type: DHA Procedures Manual
  • Topics: N/A
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