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DHA-PI 6410.02 Dental Universal Protocol

Policy

Establishes the Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) procedures for the Dental Universal Protocol (Dental UP) policy. The Dental UP is designed to improve the quality and safety of dental care provided for beneficiaries within the Military Health System (MHS), including all military Medical Treatment Facilities (MTFs) and Dental Treatment Facilities (DTFs). This DHA-PI focuses on the prevention of patient harm events with an emphasis on wrong site surgery through standardized effective communication strategies, Dental UP, and infection control adherence. The DoD is on a continuous journey to transform the MHS into a high reliability organization, providing exceptional patient care that is consistently safe over long periods of time and across all Services and settings. The purpose of this DHA-PI is to provide guidance to MHS dental healthcare teams through a standardized Dental UP approach. The Dental UP approach includes a Universal Protocol Checklist to ensure conditions for the delivery of the safest care to DoD beneficiaries.

DHA-PI 6205.01: Medical Logistics Guidance for the DoD Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program

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 (n), establishes the Defense Health Agency's (DHA's) procedures for ordering, receiving, and managing COVID-19 Vaccines inventory and ancillary kits.

DHA-PI 6025.37 Birth Certificate and Reporting

Policy

Establishes the DHA’s procedures for Birth Certificate and Birth Reporting Procedures at military medical treatment facilities (MTFs).

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

DHA PI 6000.03 Life Support Training Certification Requirements and Guidance

Policy

Establishes the Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) procedures for Military Health System (MHS) life support certification requirements

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

DHA-IPM 20-004: Department of Defense (DoD) Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Implementation

Policy

This Defense Health Agency (DHA) Interim Procedures Memorandum (IPM), based on the authority of References (a) through (d), and in accordance with the guidance cited in References (e) through (aa), establishes the DHA’s procedures to implement instructions, assign responsibilities, and prescribe procedures for the COVID-19 Vaccination Program. This DHA-IPM applies to DHA, DHA Components (activities under the authority direction, and control of the DHA), Military Departments (MILDEP), and the United States Coast Guard (CG). This DHA-IPM cancels and replaces DHA-IPM 20-004, “Department of Defense (DoD) Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Implementation,” December 13, 2020.

DHA PI 6040.09 Service Treatment Record (STR) Digitization, Quality Assurance, and Destruction

Policy

Establishes the Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) procedures to retain, validate, and destroy hard-copy Service Treatment Record (STRs) previously digitized by Record Processing Centers (RPCs) or Central Cells (hereafter collectively referred to as “RPCs”).

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

Dental Sedation Medical Management DHA-PI 6401.01

Policy

Establishes Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) procedures to establish a multidisciplinary approach to dental patient care guided by evidence-based clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) for dental sedation pathways. Army, Navy, and Air Force current Service policies concerning dental personnel conducting sedation were considered during the creation of this DHA-PI to ensure the unity of the respective CPGs. The requirements and guidance contained herein represent the standard of care for dentists providing anxiolysis, sedation, and anesthesia as supported by multiple national profession-governing organizations. The purpose of this DHA-PI is to establish the responsibilities for the oversight, quality

  • Identification #: 6410.01
  • Date: 5/4/2021
  • Type: DHA Procedural Instruction
  • Topics: N/A

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.

DHA-PI 6000.05 TRICARE Prime Travel Benefit Program (PTB) and Combat-Related Disability Travel (CRDT) Program

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 (p), establishes the Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) procedures to the TRICARE PT Band CRDT programs (hereinafter referred to collectively as “programs”) in accordance with Section 1074i of Reference (d), and References (e) through (h).

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

DHA-PI 6490.04 Required Clinical Tools and Procedures for Assessment and Clinical Management of Mild Brain Injury (mTBI)/Concussion in Non-Deployed Setting

Policy

Establishes the Defense Health Agency’s required clinical tools and procedures for management of mTBI/concussion, specifically, the use of the Military Acute Concussion Evaluation, Version 2 (MACE 2) and a progressive return to activity (PRA) framework for the assessment, management, and rehabilitation of all patients with mTBI/concussion.

DHA-IPM 21-001 Notifications and Reports for Radiation Safety Unusual Occurrences at Military Medical Treatment Facilities (MTFs)

Policy

Establishes the Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) procedures for reporting and notification of radiation safety unusual occurrences under the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) License 45-35423-01.

  • Identification #: DHA-IPM 21-001
  • Date: 4/23/2021
  • Type: Memorandums
  • Topics: N/A

DHA-PI 6015.02 Beneficiary Counseling and Assistance Coordinator (BCAC) and Debt Collection Assistance Officer (DCAO)

Policy

Establishes the Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) procedures to: Implement the BCAC program in accordance with Section 1095e of Reference (d), which involves designating staff to serve as BCACs and specifying operational instructions. Implement the DCAO program in accordance with Reference (e), which involves designating staff to serve as DCAOs and specifying operational instructions.

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

DHA-IPM 19-004 Utilization of the Case Management Registry for Military Health Systems Beneficiaries

Policy

Outline responsibilities for MHS and Service Department CM personnel to utilize the CM Screening Registry. Identify requirements to utilize CM coding in alignment with current MHS CM coding guidance. Require the use of standardized Adult and Pediatric Tri-Service Workflow (TSWF) forms for CM documentation (inclusive of telephonic, virtual, or face to face screening) located within AHLTA system and future Electronic Health Record MHS GENESIS

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

Foreign Travel Program

Policy
  • Identification #: N/A
  • Date: 4/7/2021
  • Type: Administrative Instructions
  • Topics: N/A
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