JOINT TRAUMA SYSTEM (JTS)
|Publication Date:||5 August 2018|
Purpose: In accordance with the authority in DoD Directive 5124.02, this issuance:
• Establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and provides procedures to develop and maintain an enduring global trauma care capability that supports a full range of military operations, including a comprehensive DoD Trauma Registry (DoDTR).
• Establishes the Defense Health Agency (DHA) as the Military Health System (MHS) Lead Agent for trauma care and recognizes the JTS as a DoD Center of Excellence (DCoE).
• Establishes an integrated Combatant Command (CCMD) Trauma System (CTS) modeled after the Joint Theater Trauma System (JTTS), and a requirement to input data into the DoDTR to support unique CCMD mission requirements.
APPLICABILITY. This issuance applies to OSD, the Military Departments, the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) and the Joint Staff, the CCMDs, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities within the DoD (referred to collectively in this issuance as the "DoD Components").