Section II. ADMISSION PROCESSING
a. Requirements. Three conditions are incorporated into the requirement for
admission to an Army medical treatment facility.
(1) First and foremost, there must be indication that the patient's
condition warrants hospitalization.
(2) The patient seeking admission must be authorized by current regulations and
directives to receive care.
(3) The type of treatment or care required by the patient must also be authorized
by current regulations and directives.
(1) Professional. The indication for admission or treatment is a professional
judgment of a medical officer (physician) or dental officer (dentist).
(2) Administrative. The processing of an individual who is admitted or carded
for record only is accomplished in the Admission and Disposition Section, Patient
Accountability Branch, Patient Administration Division. The Admission and Disposition
Section is an administrative office which takes action only in response to the judgment of a
physician or dentist; medical need determines the admission or disposition of a patient.
The processing of an individual who is admitted includes:
Collecting patient information for the preparation of hospital
records and reports.
Receiving and safeguarding Patients' Trust Funds (PTFs).
Inventorying personal effects and clothing.
Initiating the inpatient treatment record (ITR).
Preparing identification bands.