Department of the Army Regulation 40-538

Medical Services

Property Management During Patient Evacuation

1 June 1980

Effective date: 1 June 1980


PIN: 000009000

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History: This UPDATE issue is a reprint of the original form of this regulation that was published on 1 June 1980. Since that time, no changes have been issued to amend the original.

Summary: This revision updates responsibilities for managing equipment used during patient evacuation and prompt reporting of excess equipment.

Applicability: See paragraph 2 .

Proponent and Exception Authority: Not applicable.

Army Management Control Process: Not applicable.

Supplementation: For Army users, local supplementation of this regulation is prohibited, except upon approval of The Surgeon General.

Suggested Improvements: The Army office of primary interest in this joint publication is the Office of The Surgeon General. Army users are invited to send comments and suggested improvements on DA Form 2028 (Recommended Changes to Publications and Blank Forms) to HQDA (DASG-HCL), Department of the Army, Washington, DC 20310. Navy and Air Force users may send comments and recommendations through normal channels to the respective Surgeon General (Chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, ATTN: MED 03, Navy Department, Washington, DC 20372, for the Navy; and AFMSC/SGSLP, Brooks AFB, TX 78235, for the Air Force).

Distribution: Army: To be distributed in accordance with DA Form 12-9A, requirements for AR, Medical Services—Applicable to Medical Activities only. Active Army, A; ARNG, None; USAR, D. Navy: SNDL, 21A (Fleet Commander in Chief); 23A (Naval Force Commanders); 24D (Surface Force Commanders); FH3 (NAVHOSP); FH6 (NATNAVMEDCEN and NAVSUBMEDCEN); FH17 (NAVAEROSPREGMEDCEN); FH25 (NAVREGMEDCEN and NAVREGMEDCLINIC); FF1 (COMNAVDIST—DMOS). Copy to: SNDL, A3 (CNO—Op-093, -09B15C, and -09B2); FH4 (NAVMEDMATSUPPCOM only); FKM27/CL (NPPSMO); FT2 (CNATRA); Defense Personnel Support Center, 2800 South 29th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19101. Stocked: CO, NAVPUBFORMCEN, 5801 Tabor Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19120. Air Force: F.

*This regulation supersedes AR 40-538/BUMEDINST 6700.2A/AFR 167-5, 26 August 1970.

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