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DODD 6490.04

Mental Health Evaluations of Members of the Military Services

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Organization: DODD
Publication Date: 4 March 2013
Status: inactive
Page Count: 16
scope:

PURPOSE. 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)).

APPLICABILITY. This instruction:

a. Applies to the OSD, the Military Departments (including the Coast Guard at all times, including when it is a Service in the Department of Homeland Security by agreement with that Department), the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Joint Staff, the Combatant Commands, 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.

b. Does not apply to:

(1) Voluntary self-referrals.

(2) Required periodic pre- and post-deployment mental health assessments for Service members deployed in connection with a contingency operation in accordance with DoD Instruction 6490.12 (Reference (f)).

(3) Responsibility and competency inquiries conducted in accordance with the guidelines established in the Rule for Courts Martial 706 of the Manual for Courts-Martial (Reference (g)).

(4) Interviews conducted in accordance with guidelines established for the Family Advocacy Program in DoD Directive 6400.1 (Reference (h)).

(5) Interviews conducted in accordance with guidelines established for drug or alcohol abuse rehabilitation programs in DoD Directive 1010.4 (Reference (i)) and DoD Instruction 1010.6 (Reference (j)).

(6) Clinical referrals requested by other healthcare providers as a matter of clinical judgment and when the Service member consents to the evaluation.

(7) Evaluations under authorized law enforcement or corrections system procedures.

(8) Evaluations for special duties or occupational classifications and other evaluations expressly required by applicable DoD issuance or Service regulation that are not subject to commanders' discretion.

Document History

April 22, 2020
Mental Health Evaluations of Members of the Military Services
PURPOSE. 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...
DODD 6490.04
March 4, 2013
Mental Health Evaluations of Members of the Military Services
PURPOSE. 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...
August 28, 1997
REQUIREMENTS FOR MENTAL HEALTH EVALUATIONS OF MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES
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