(5) For patients transferred to Veteran Administration Medical Centers. The
HREC is sent to the correct center. Also the patient's inpatient records are sent unless
they have been sent to the physical evaluation board for examination.
(6) For other patients separated from service. The HREC is sent to the
military personnel officer handling the separation. He will dispose of the records as
discussed in paragraph 2-16.
(7) For patients AWOL in excess of 10 days. The HREC is sent to the officer
holding the person's MPRJ.
(8) For Reserve Component patients not on active duty. The HREC is sent
to the custodian of the MPRJ.
Section IV. MAINTENANCE UNDER COMBAT CONDITIONS
2-20. USE OF HEALTH RECORDS
a. The Health Record is maintained in the combat area by military personnel
officers. Theater commanders are authorized to designate the unit or area for
maintenance of these records and to change them as needed in current military
b. The military personnel officers keeping the HREC will file both parts (medical
and dental) with the MPRJ. They will also file in the HREC the documents they receive
from MTFs and send the Health Record with the MPRJ when a person's MPRJ moves.
Normally, HRECs are not sent to or kept at an MTF; this is done only when the HREC
is needed and requested by a fixed hospital for treatment of a patient. Needed
evaluations or releases of medical information contained in the HREC are sent to the
PREPARATION OF HEALTH RECORD FORMS IN COMBAT
a. General. Identification entries on SF 600 and DD Form 1380 for outpatient
treatment will include at least the patient's name, grade, and SSN; other data is
entered as time permits. These forms are kept at the MTF only until treatment is
completed and statistical or other reports prepared. They are then sent to the military
personnel officer keeping the Health Record.
b. SF 600 (Health Record - Chronological Record of Medical Care). Under
combat conditions , the SF 600 is prepared the same as under normal conditions.
Paragraph 2-9 describes the entries on SF 600.