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Secretary's Special Assistant for Military Deployments Establishes a new position of “Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Military Deployment” (SA/MD). Responsibilities of the Office of the Special Assistant for Gulf War Illnesses (OSAGWI) are transferred to the SA/MD and concurrently OSAGWI is abolished. 7/27/2000
DoD Instruction 6490.03: Deployment Health This instruction implements policies and prescribes procedures for deployment health activities for Joint and Service-specific deployments to monitor, assess, and prevent Disease and Non-Battle Injury (DNBI)Disease and Injury (DI) to control or reduce Occupational and Environmental Health (OEH) risks; to document and link OEH exposures with deployed personnel, including exposures to Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) warfare agents; and to record the daily locations of deployed personnel. 9/30/2011
Establishing an Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center Establishing an Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch." In accordance with DoD Directive 5101,1, "DoD Executive Agent" September 3, 2002, this memorandum designates the Secretary of the Army as the DoD Executive Agent for the AFHSB, which includes the Defense Medical Surveillance System and the DoD Serum Repository. . . The DoD EA shall further ensure that the Center POC aligns and integrates the current surveillance activities of the Army Medical Surveillance Activity and the DoD Global Emerging Infections Surveillance and Response System with surveillance activities of the DoD Deployment Health Support Directorate. 2/26/2008
DoD Directive Number 1404.10: DoD Civilian Expeditionary Workforce DoD Directive Number 1404.10. This DODD establishes the policy through which a subset of the DoD civilian workforce will be preidentified to be organized, trained, and equipped in a manner that facilitates the use of their capabilities for operational requirements. It describes three categories of personnel (1) Emergency Essential (E-E), (2) Non-Combat Essential (NCE), and (3) Capability-Based Volunteer (CBV) and requirements for annual and pre and post-deployment screening. It specifies that Health assessment information shall be submitted to the Defense Medical Surveillance System. 1/23/2009
Pandemic Influenza: Clinical and Public Health Guidelines for the MHS Based on pandemic influenza clinical guidelines published by the Department of Health and Human Services, this publication focuses on the specific threat from Novel influenza A (H1N1) virus, and includes patient evaluation and management, occupational and community health and specifics to the deployed setting. 6/3/2009
DoD Instruction 6200.03: Public Health Emergency Management within the Department of Defense This instruction establishes DoD guidance in accordance with applicable law, including References (c) through (k), ensures mission assurance and readiness by protecting installations, facilities, personnel, and other assets in managing the impact of public health emergencies caused by all hazards incidents as defined in Reference (k). 10/2/2013
DoD Directive 6490.02E: Comprehensive Health Surveillance DoD Directive Number 6490.2E. Establishes the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch (AFHSB) as the single source for DoD-level health surveillance information. Designates the Secretary of the Army as the DoD Executive Agent for the AFHSB. Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs shall establish the Force Health Protection Integration Council as the advisory Board of Governors for the AFHSB. 10/3/2013
DoD Instruction 6485.01: Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in Military Service Members Updates policy for the identification, surveillance, and management of military personnel infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and for prevention activities to control transmission of HIV. 6/7/2013
Armed Forces Reportable Medical Events Guidelines and Case Definitions Memo The Armed Forces Reportable Medical Events Guidelines and Case Definitions (RME Guidelines) standardize reporting and tracking of disease and other conditions of public health and military importance. Timely reporting permits earlier recognition of public health events and interventions to protect the health of the force. 7/17/2017

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