b. When members of the Navy and Air Force are transferred to Army custody
and the Army is providing primary medical care, the Health Records are maintained by
the Army. HRECs for military prisoners are kept as long as they are confined in U.S.
a. Unit Commander. Unit commanders will ensure that HRECs are always
available to AMEDD personnel. They will also ensure that information in HRECs is kept
private and confidential. If a commander acquired HRECs or documents belonging in
HRECs, he will ensure that they are treated confidentially and sent to the proper HREC
custodian without delay. As an exception to paragraph d (1) below, some commanders
may act as the custodians of their unit's HRECs or appoint a competent person to do
so. These are commanders of Reserve Component units and units receiving medical
and dental care from civilian facilities (e.g., commanders of recruiting stations or
professors of military science). They may act as custodians only if no AMEDD
personnel are locally available.
b. Reserve Component. State Adjutants General will initiate and dispose of
ARNG HRECs. USAR unit commanders will initiate and dispose of HRECs of troop
program unit members and Commanding General, Reserve Components Personnel
and Administration Center (CGRCPAC) for Individual Ready Reserve.
c. Military Personnel Officers. Military personnel officers will:
(1) Initiate HRECs and send them to the proper HREC custodian.
(2) Ensure that personnel changing station handcarry their HRECs. When a
HREC custodian thinks a person should not handcarry his or her record, the custodian
will send it to the person's next station.
(3) Tell HREC custodians of impending unit or personnel movements.
(4) Keep secure any defense information in HRECs.
personnel officers acquire HRECs or documents belonging in HRECs, they will ensure
that the records are treated confidentially and sent to the proper HREC custodian
without delay. Confidentiality is covered in Subcourse MDO753.
d. AMEDD Officers.
(1) AMEDD Officers will serve as custodians of HRECs except in those
instances where exception is granted as outlined in paragraph 2-3a. In their charge are
the HRECs for members of the units to which they supply primary medical and dental
care. Also in their charge are the HRECs of other individuals they are currently treating.
AMEDD Officers will use HRECs for diagnosis and treatment. They will also use them