Department of the Army Regulation 40-4

Medical Service

Army Medical Department Facilities Activities

1 January 1980

Effective date: 1 February 1980


PIN: 000499000

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History: Not used.

Summary: This revision changes the definitions of the United States Army Medical Center, United States Army Community Hospital, United States Army Medical Department Activity, and United States Army Medical Clinics; provides guidance for establishment, closure, curtailment, or expansion of major medical services or capabilities within the United States; defines the United States Army Dental Activity; changes the title of various United States Army Medical Clinics to reflect current terminology; and describes the Armed Forces Regional Health Services System. This regulation may be supplemented at the major Army command level only. One copy of each supplement will be furnished to The Surgeon General, HQDA (DASG-HCD), Washington, DC 20310.

Applicability: This regulation applies to the Active Army, the Army National Guard, and the US Army Reserve.

Proponent and Exception Authority: The proponent agency of this regulation is the Office of The Surgeon General. Users are invited to send comments and suggested improvements on DA Form 2028 (Recommended Changes to Publications and Blank Forms) direct to HQDA (DASG-HCD-O)WASH DC 20310

Army Management Control Process: Not applicable.

Supplementation: Not applicable.

Interim Changes: Interim changes are not official unless they are authenticated by The Adjutant General. Users will destroy interim changes on their expiration dates unless sooner superseded or rescinded.

Suggested Improvements: Not applicable.

Distribution: Active Army, ARNG, USAR: To be distributed in accordance with DA Form 12-9A requirements for AR, Medical Services--Applicable to Medical Activities Only--B

This regulation supersedes AR 40-4, 27 September 1974, and so much of DA message, DASG-HCO-D, 071430Z December 1977, as pertains to AR 40-4.

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