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MHS Health Care Glossary

Military Health System (MHS) Health Care Glossary serves as the official repository and consolidated reference (as a secondary source) for terms and definitions used within the MHS. Some terms may have multiple and varying definitions based on the context and primary source of authority. Note that certain definitions may be approved only for limited use in a single primary reference document, while others may have broad applicability in multiple contexts and issuances. To determine the most appropriate definition in a particular context, consult all relevant source documents. Any disparities between this Glossary and primary sources are unintentional, and the primary source shall control.

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Detainee Medical Program Activities

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
9/5/2019

The system of health care developed by the ASD(HA) that includes procedures and standards for health care-related activities and that are consistent with policies related to the DoD Detainee Program as set forth in DoDD 2310.01E.

Source of Definition:

DODI 2310.08 Medical Program Support For Detainee Operations

Reportable Incident

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
9/5/2019

Any suspected or alleged violation of DoD policy, procedures, or applicable law relating to DoD Detainee Program activities for which there is credible information, e.g., disclosure of patient-specific medical information concerning detainees ...

Source of Definition:

DODI 2310.08 Medical Program Support For Detainee Operations

Health Care Personnel

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
9/5/2019

Individuals who have received special training or education in a health-related field and who perform services in or for the DoD in that field.  A health-related field may include administration, direct provision of patient care, or ...

Source of Definition:

DODI 2310.08 Medical Program Support For Detainee Operations

Related Glossary Terms:

Trained Health Care Personnel

DOD Immunization Program

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
7/23/2019

A single, uniform program, administered by the DHA, that the DoD Components will use to provide educational, public health, and clinical services to deliver and assess the effect of immunizations for eligible beneficiaries.

This program ...

Source of Definition:

DODI 6205.02 DOD Immunization Program

Beneficiaries

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
7/23/2019

Designated Active and Reserve Component military personnel, including the National Guard, U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and USCG; non-military persons under military jurisdiction; selected federal employees; eligible DoD civilian ...

Source of Definition:

DODI 6205.02 DOD Immunization Program

Related Glossary Terms:

Beneficiaries [DoDI 6025.25] | Beneficiary [DHA IPM: 16-001] | Beneficiary [DoDI 1010.04] | Beneficiary [DoDI 6010.23] | Beneficiary [DoDI 6040.45] | Beneficiary [DoDM 6025.13] | DoD Beneficiaries | DoD Beneficiary | Dual Eligible Beneficiaries

HCP

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
7/23/2019

All paid and unpaid persons working in healthcare settings who have the potential for exposure to patients or to infectious materials including body substances, contaminated medical supplies and equipment, contaminated environmental surfaces, ...

Source of Definition:

DODI 6205.02 DOD Immunization Program

Related Glossary Terms:

Health Care Provider | Health Care Provider [DoDI 6200.06] | Health Care Provider [DoDI 8580.02] | Health Care Provider [DoDI 1300.27] | Health Care Provider [DoDI 6000.13] | Health Care Provider [DoDI 6490.10] | Health Care Provider [DoDM 6025.13] | Health Care Provider [JP 4-02]

Immunization

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
7/23/2019

The process by which a person becomes protected or resistant to an infectious disease, typically by the administration of a vaccine.

Source of Definition:

DODI 6205.02 DOD Immunization Program

Related Glossary Terms:

Immunization

Informed Consent

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
5/7/2019

Source of Definition:

DODI 6310.09 Health Care Management for Patients Associated With a Sexual Assault

SAMFEs

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
5/7/2019

Specially trained healthcare provider who has completed specialized education and clinical preparation in the medical forensic care of the sexual assault patient. SAMFEs are trained to provide sexual assault patient care in accordance with ...

Source of Definition:

DODI 6310.09 Health Care Management for Patients Associated With a Sexual Assault

Trauma Informed Care

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
5/7/2019

An approach to engage people with histories of trauma that recognizes the presence of trauma symptoms and acknowledges the role that trauma has played in their lives. Trauma-informed services are based on an understanding of the ...

Source of Definition:

DODI 6310.09 Health Care Management for Patients Associated With a Sexual Assault

Sexual Assault

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
5/7/2019

Intentional sexual contact characterized by the use of force, threats, intimidation, or abuse of authority or when the victim does not or cannot consent. The term includes a broad category of sexual offenses consisting of the following ...

Source of Definition:

DODI 6310.09 Health Care Management for Patients Associated With a Sexual Assault

ED

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
5/7/2019

The section of a medical treatment facility that treats patients with acute conditions without an appointment, either by their own means or by ambulance.  EDs can be found in hospitals or clinics within the DCS.

SAFE Kit

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
5/7/2019

The collection tools, usually packaged in the form of a boxed kit that includes collection containers, bags, measuring devices and other equipment along with the instructions used to gather medical forensic evidence during the sexual assault ...

Source of Definition:

DODI 6310.09 Health Care Management for Patients Associated With a Sexual Assault

Health Care Provider

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
5/7/2019

Individuals who are employed or assigned as healthcare professionals, or are credentialed to provide healthcare services at an MTF, or who provide such care at a deployed location or otherwise in an official capacity.  This also includes ...

Source of Definition:

DODI 6310.09 Health Care Management for Patients Associated With a Sexual Assault

Related Glossary Terms:

Health Care Provider [DoDI 6200.06] | Health Care Provider [DoDI 8580.02] | Health Care Provider [DoDI 1300.27] | Health Care Provider [DoDI 6000.13] | Health Care Provider [DoDI 6490.10] | Health Care Provider [DoDM 6025.13] | Health Care Provider [JP 4-02] | Mental Healthcare Provider | Privileged Healthcare Provider

SAFE

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
5/7/2019

A medical-forensic examination of a sexual assault patient (victim or suspect) by a specially trained healthcare provider known as a SAMFE. The SAFE includes a medical-forensic history; physical examination; collection of evidence, ...

Source of Definition:

DODI 6310.09 Health Care Management for Patients Associated With a Sexual Assault

Related Glossary Terms:

SAFE Kit
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