DODD 6490.04 CE-01
Mental Health Evaluations of Members of the Military Services
|Publication Date:||22 April 2020|
In accordance with the authority in DoD Directive 5124.02 (Reference (a)), this instruction:
a. Reissues DoD Instruction 6490.4 (Reference (b)), establishing policy, assigning responsibilities, and prescribing procedures for the referral, evaluation, treatment, and medical and command management of Service members who may require assessment for mental health issues, psychiatric hospitalization, and risk of imminent or potential danger to self or others.
b. Incorporates and cancels DoD Directive 6490.1 (Reference (c)).
c. Implements section 1090a of Title 10, United States Code (Reference (d)) and section 711(b) of Public Law 112-81, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (Reference (e)).