Department of the Army Regulation 40-400

Medical Services

Patient Administration


8 July 2014

Effective date: 8 August 2014

UNCLASSIFIED

PIN: 000033000

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History. This publication is a rapid action revision. The portions affected by this rapid action revision are listed in the summary of change.

Summary. This consolidated regulation prescribes policies and mandated tasks governing the management and administration of patients. It includes Department of Defense and statutory policies regarding medical care entitlements and managed care practices. It also implements North Atlantic Treaty Organization and American, British, Canadian, and Australian approved standardization agreements.

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 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 in accordance with AR 11-2 and identifies key internal controls that must be evaluated (see appendix C ).

Supplementation. Supplementation of this regulation and establishment of command and local forms are prohibited without prior approval from The Surgeon General (DASG-HSZ), 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 (DASG-HSZ), 7700 Arlington Boulevard, Falls Church, VA 22042-5142.

Distribution. This regulation 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 40-400, dated 27 January 2010.


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