2-13. MEDICAL DEPARTMENT ACTIVITIES
An AMEDD Activity (MEDDAC) is a fixed US Army MTF and the associated
activities that are responsible for providing, within its mission and capabilities, health
service to authorized personnel located within its assigned HSA. It normally has
command and control over AMEDD facilities, activities, or units (other than TOE units)
located within its HSA. The MEDDAC may also be tasked with providing administrative
and logistical support to other AMEDD organizations over which it does not exercise
command or operational control.
a. Army Medical Department Activities Name. A MEDDAC's name is the
phrase "US AMEDD Activity" followed by its location, for example, US AMEDD Activity,
Fort Hood, Texas.
b. Organizational Structure of a MEDDAC. The organizational structure of a
MEDDAC, like that of a MEDCEN, is not rigid, but will vary according to the assigned
mission. Each MEDDAC organization is prescribed by a TDA. Normally, a MEDDAC
will have a US Army Community Hospital (USACH) as the primary health care delivery
organizational component (see figure 2-5). If the MEDDAC TDA does not include a
USACH, certain clinical and organizational elements must be included to accomplish
those functions normally performed by departments of division of the hospital (see
Figure 2-5. Typical organization chart of a US AMEDD Activity.