Department of the Army Regulation 40-3

Medical Services

Medical, Dental, and Veterinary Care


23 April 2013

Effective date: 23 May 2013

UNCLASSIFIED

PIN: 000498000

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History. This publication is a major revision.

Summary. This regulation, addressing multiple medical programs, has been revised to update policy on the Army Blood Programs, medical libraries, nutrition care management, The Army Organ Transplant and Organ/Tissue Donation Programs, pharmacy and medication management, emergency medical services, medical laboratory management, veterinary care, and air ambulance vehicles.

Applicability. This regulation applies to the Active Army, the Army National Guard/Army National Guard of the United States, and the U.S. Army Reserve, unless otherwise stated. It also applies to medical department activities, medical centers, dental activities, veterinary activities, and other Army Medical Department organizations. This publication is applicable during mobilization.

Proponent and exception authority. The proponent of this regulation is The Surgeon General. The proponent has the authority to approve exceptions or waivers to this regulation that are consistent with controlling law and regulations. The proponent may delegate this approval authority, in writing, to a division chief within the proponent agency or its direct reporting unit or field operating agency, in the grade of colonel or the civilian equivalent. Activities may request a waiver to this regulation by providing justification that includes a full analysis of the expected benefits and must include formal review by the activity's senior legal officer. All waiver requests will be endorsed by the commander or senior leader of the requesting activity and forwarded through their higher headquarters to the policy proponent. Refer to AR 25-30 for specific guidance.

Army internal control process. This regulation contains internal control provisions and provides an Internal Control Evaluation for use in evaluating key internal controls (see appendix C ).

Supplementation. Supplementation of this regulation and establishment of command and local forms is prohibited without prior approval from The Surgeon General of the Army, 7700 Arlington Boulevard, Falls Church, VA 22042-5142.

Suggested improvements. Users are invited to send comments and suggested improvements on DA Form 2028 (Recommended Changes to Publications and Blank Forms) directly to The Surgeon General of the Army, 7700 Arlington Boulevard, Falls Church, VA 22042-5142.

Committee management. AR 15-1 requires the proponent to justify establishing/continuing committee(s), coordinate draft publications, and coordinate changes in committee status with the U.S. Army Resources and Programs Agency, Department of the Army Committee Management Office (AARP-ZA), 9301 Chapek Road, Building 1458, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-5527. Further, if it is determined that an established "group" identified within this regulation, later takes on the characteristics of a committee, as found in the AR 15-1, then the proponent will follow all AR 15-1 requirements for establishing and continuing the group as a committee.

Distribution. This publication is available in electronic media only and is intended for command levels A, B, C, D, and E for the Active Army, the Army National Guard/Army National Guard of the United States, and the U.S. Army Reserve.


This regulation supersedes AR 40-3, dated 22 February 2008.


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