CUSTODY AND CONTROL OF OUTPATIENT MEDICAL RECORDS
|Publication Date:||10 June 2004|
PURPOSE. This Instruction implements policy, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes procedures under references (a) and (b) for the custody and control of medical records at all Department of Defense (DoD) Military Treatment Facilities (MTFs) and the monitoring, review, and evaluation of medical record availability at MTFs.
APPLICABILITY AND SCOPE. This Instruction applies to:
The Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Military Departments, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities in the Department of Defense (hereafter referred to collectively as the "DoD Components").
The Coast Guard, under agreement with the Department of Homeland Security, when it is not operating as a Military Service under the Department of the Navy; and the Commissioned Corps of the United States Public Health Service (USPHS) and of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), under agreements with the Department of Health and Human Services (hereafter referred to collectively as the "Other Uniformed Services"). The term "Military Services," as used herein, refers to the Army, the Navy, the Air Force, the Marine Corps and the Coast Guard; and their respective National Guard and Reserve components. The term "Uniformed Services" refers to the Army, the Navy, the Air Force, the Marine Corps, the Coast Guard, the Commissioned Corps of the USPHS, and the Commissioned Corps of the NOAA.