(5) Advising unit commander on profiling.
(6) Working with the legal office on the legal aspects of medical records.
d. Another very important function of the Chief is to advise the commander on
patient administration matters. This includes:
(1) Meeting with the MTF commander at morning staff meetings and providing
pertinent information on patients or other problems.
(2) Advising the commander on matters related to Congressional inquiries and
e. Another function is planning and conducting training programs for the division.
(1) SDT training.
(2) Training new employees.
(3) Inservice training for new procedures.
(4) New directives and computer technologies.
(5) Training new physicians and nurses on administrative requirements by PAD
in the MTF organization.
(6) Cross-training of personnel to maximize PAD staff utilization.
f. Other functions include: signing reports and correspondence pertaining to the
Division as required; establishing priorities for aeromedical evacuation of patients; serving
as the alternate PEBLO; providing TRICARE advice services; monitoring outlying clinics;
verifying that individual patients are eligible for Supplemental Care and providing patient
care assistance when needed.
SPECIFIC FUNCTIONS OF THE PATIENT ADMINISTRATION DIVISION
a. Release of Medical Information. The release of medical information is
regulated by the Privacy Act of 1974, the Freedom of Information Act, AR 340-17, and AR
340-21. One of the purposes of the Privacy Act is to provide certain safeguards for an
individual against an invasion of personal privacy by the unauthorized collection of
information by the Federal Government and the misuse of that information contained in
Federal Government records. While the Freedom of Information Act allows the public to
obtain certain types of information from the Government, it provides exemption from public