Department of the Army Regulation 40-5

Medical Services

Preventive Medicine

25 May 2007

Effective date: 25 June 2007


PIN: 000500000

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History: This publication is a rapid action revision. The portions affected by this rapid action revision are highlighted in the Summary of Change.

Summary: This regulation establishes practical measures for the preservation and promotion of health and the prevention of disease and injury. This regulation implements Executive Order 12196 ; Department of Defense 1400.25-M ; Department of Defense 6055.5-M ; Department of Defense Directives 1000.3, 1010.10 , 4715.1, 6000.12 , 6050.16, and 6490.2 ; Department of Defense Instructions 1322.24 , 4150.7 , 6050.5 , 6055.1 , 6055.5 , 6055.7 , 6055.8 , 6055.11 , 6055.12 , 6060.2 , 6060.3 , 6205.2, 6205.4 , and 6490.3, and Presidential Review Directive 5.

Applicability: This regulation applies to all elements of the Army across the full spectrum of military operations from peacetime through major theater warfare. This regulation applies to all Army personnel to include the Active Army; the Army National Guard/Army National Guard of the United States and United States Army Reserve personnel on active duty or in drill status; United States Military Academy cadets; United States Army Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets, when engaged in directed training activities; foreign national military personnel assigned to Army components; and civilian personnel and nonappropriated fund personnel employed by the Army worldwide. Except for those preventive medicine services defined in Department of Defense Instruction 6055.1 for supporting Department of Defense contractor personnel during outside continental United States force deployments or specifically provided for in contracts between the Government and a contractor, this regulation does not generally apply to Army contractor personnel and contractor operations. This regulation 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 to this regulation that are consistent with controlling law and regulations. The proponent may delegate the 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 Management Control Process: This regulation contains management control provisions and identifies key management controls that must be evaluated (see appendix B ).

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

Committee Continuance Approval: The Department of the Army Committee Management Officer concurs in the establishment of an installation-level ergonomics subcommittee.

Distribution: This publication is available in electronic media only, and is intended for command level C for the Active Army, the Army National Guard/Army National Guard of the United States, and the United States Army Reserve.

This regulation supersedes AR 40-5, dated 22 July 2005.

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