Medical Logistics Policies

Department of the Army Regulation 40-61

Medical Services

Medical Logistics Policies


28 January 2005

Effective date: 28 February 2005

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PIN: 000520000

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History: This publication is a major revision.

Summary: This regulation prescribes policies for managing medical materiel and for accomplishing functions peculiar to medical logistics management.

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. This publication 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 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 a direct reporting unit or field operating agency of the proponent 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.

Supplementation: Supplementation of this regulation and establishment of command and local forms are prohibited without prior approval from the Office of the Surgeon General, ATTN: DASG-LOZ, 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 the Office of the Surgeon General, ATTN: DASG-LOZ, 5109 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041-3258.

Committee Continuance Approval: The Department of the Army Committee Management Officer concurs in the establishment of the Linen Management Committee and the Materiel Standardization Committee.

Distribution: This publication is available in electronic media only and is intended for command levels A, B, C, D, and E for the Active Army, and command level B for the Army National Guard/Army National Guard of the Unites States and the U.S. Army Reserve.



This regulation supersedes AR 40-61, dated 25 January 1995.



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