Medical Maintenance Branch.
(a) Operation of a medical equipment repair activity to provide repair
services, including in-house, contractual, and depot services.
(b) Cyclic preventive maintenance program for medical equipment.
(c) Establishment and provision of safety inspections and/or testing,
primarily for medical equipment, in active health care facilities.
Provision for cyclic calibration of medical equipment as required.
(e) Provision for maintenance of historical equipment records,
equipment density listings, and other required records.
Establishment and operation of repair parts and maintenance float
(g) Coordination and/or supervision of satellite medical maintenance
activities, when applicable.
(h) Provision of allied medical equipment support services in support of
Radiological Health and Safety Act (21 CFR), Medical Care Support Equipment
(MEDCASE) Program, and other programs as required.
(i) Provide inspection and testing programs for medical electrical or
electronic equipment safety in accordance with TB MED 286 with emphasis on
electrically susceptible patient locations (ESPL).
(a) Establishing standards for and the provision of housekeeping
1 When housekeeping is performed through contract, Chief,
Service Branch, will insure necessary inspection and supervisory controls are
2 When the hospital has a workload of greater than 500 health
care composite units (HCCU's) and the housekeeping services are provided by
assigned personnel, a separate branch may be established.
(b) Provision of coordination for transportation services other than
ambulance or personal services. The delivery and pickup function of the Materiel
Branch (paragraph c (2 ) (b) 2 above) is excluded.