1-14. INJURY CASES
a. The Government is required by law in certain cases to recover from third persons
the reasonable costs of hospital, medical, surgical, or dental care required by an individual
who is injured under circumstances creating a tort liability upon some third person. This
provision does not apply to battle casualties nor to care provided in a facility of another
uniformed service or department or agency of the United States for an individual whose
medical care is a responsibility of the Department of the Army.
b. The Recovery Judge Advocate (RJA) is the judge advocate who assumes
responsibility for the health care recovery program in the geographic area in which initial
treatment or hospitalization is provided for an injured person who is entitled to health care
at Army expense.
c. The original DA Form 2985 (Admission and Coding Form) is used to notify the
RJA of injury-type patients admitted to an Army medical treatment facility. The block "For
Local Use" on the form is used for information on diagnosis and all available accident
information (how, where, when, or doing what). The DA Form 2985 is forwarded to the
RJA for screening and determining whether or not a possible third party tort case exists.
Third party liability is covered in Subcourse 755, Patient Affairs Branch. Further action will
depend upon the type of determination made and noted by the RJA on the DA Form 2985
when it is returned to the medical treatment facility. The information in this block is also
used to make the line of duty determination. Line of duty (LD) determination refers to
findings under rules for determining whether a disease or injury was incurred while the
individual was properly fulfilling a role as a member of the Army or other uniformed service.
LD is also covered in Subcourse 755.
Section IV. ADMISSION AND DISPOSITION REPORT
a. An Admission and Disposition (AAD) Report reflecting gains, losses, and other
changes in patient status is prepared by each hospital for each calendar day it is in
b. Each day, the report is prepared by 2400 hours. The report includes data from
the first and third lines of the admitting plate and the type of case from the fourth line. When
preparing the AAD Report, admitting plates on those patients affected by any transaction
in table 1-12 are filed behind the appropriate headers of the AAD file.
c. The heading on the AAD Report includes the date and serial number. The serial
number consists of the Julian date and the last two digits of the year. (The Julian date is
indicated on each page of all standard Government calendars.) For example, the serial
number for the AAD Report for 1 January 198X would be 001-8X while the serial number