i. Nonfederal, tourist, and privately employed patients in overseas areas do not
require GPMRC approval for aeromedical transportation. Authorization for these patients
is obtained through the United States Consular Office abroad in accordance with Foreign
Affairs Manual 360.5-3 and DOD 4515.13-R.
3-13. REPORT OF SPECIALTY AVAILABILITY OR CURTAILMENT
Within ten working days following the end of each quarter, the Surgeons General of
the Army, Navy, and Air Force will furnish the GPMRC with a list of specialties available at
specified medical treatment facilities. When referral must be curtailed at any facility, the
facility commander will notify, as appropriate, one of the following: Army Surgeon General,
ATTN: DASG-HCP; CHBUMED (Code) 39 for the Navy; or Air Force Surgeon General,
ATTN: SGPC. An information copy is forward to the GPMRC and, in the case of an Army
facility, to the Commander of the U.S. Army Medical Command.
3-14. ATTENDING PHYSICIANS' RESPONSIBILITIES
The attending physician determines when a patient should be medically evacuated.
The physician must balance the patient's fitness for travel with the availability of suitable
medical attention, urgency of treatment, and evacuation time involved. The physician will
Figure 3-2. DA Form 3981 (Transfer of Patient).
a. Prepare the DA Form 3981, Transfer of Patient (see figure 3-2) with the
approval of the department chief of chief, professional activities, and have the request
handcarried to the Patient Evacuation Section, Patient Administration Division, as soon as