Department of the Army Regulation 40-31
AFR 160-55

Medical Services

Armed Forces Institute of Pathology and Armed Forces Histopathology Centers

4 June 1993

Effective date: 4 July 1993


PIN: 031589000

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History: This UPDATE printing publishes a revised joint Army/Navy/Air Force Regulation.

Summary: This revision updates and clarifies current policy. This regulation implements DOD Directive (D) 5154.24 , April 10, 1992.

Applicability: This regulation applies to all military departments of the Armed Forces, including the Army National Guard (ARNG), and the Army Reserve (USAR).

Proponent and Exception Authority: The proponent of this regulation is The Surgeon General. The proponent has the authority to approve exceptions to this regulation that are consistent with controlling law and regulation. Proponents may delegate this approval authority, in writing, to a division chief under their supervision within the proponent agency who holds the grade of colonel or the civilian equivalent.

Army Management Control Process: This regulation is not subject to the requirements of AR 11-2 .

Supplementation: Supplementation of this regulation and establishment of command or local forms are prohibited without prior approval from HQDA (DASG-PSZ), 5109 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041-3258.

Suggested Improvements: Users are invited to send comments and suggested improvements on DA Form 2028 (Recommended Changes to Publications and Blank Forms) directly to HQDA (DASG-PSZ), 5109 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041-3258.

Distribution: Distribution of this publication is made in accordance with the requirements on DA Form 12-09-E , block number 3440, intended for command level C for Active Army, D for Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve. Navy: Ships and stations having medical personnel.
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Air Force: F

*This regulation supersedes AR 40-31/BUMEDINST 6510.2E/AFR 160-55, dated 15 September 1980.

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