emergency admission. If hospitalization is not authorized, the medical services account
officer will collect from the patient.
(3) CA Form 16 (Request for Examination and/or Treatment) for beneficiaries of
the Office of Workers' Compensation Program. In an emergency, the form is furnished
within 48 hours after treatment. If an employee is not authorized medical care at the
expense of Federal funds, the medical services account officer will collect from the patient.
(4) Public Health Services authorization signed by appropriate authority for
beneficiaries of that agency other than commissioned officers of the Public Health Service
or National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
(5) Form or written authorization from the Peace Corps or State Department for
Peace Corps volunteers and dependents who are authorized military health care.
(6) DD Form 214 (Armed Forces of United States Report of Transfer or
Discharge). DD Form 256A (Honorable Discharge Certificate), or DD Form 257A
(General Discharge Certificate Issued Under Honorable Conditions) for proof of eligibility
of female personnel formerly of the uniformed services.
(7) Other forms of authorization, such as travel orders and identification
documents, which establish a person's affiliation with one of the categories of personnel
who are authorized military health care.
c. Army Regulation 40-3. This regulation is maintained in the files of the admission
and disposition office of the patient administration division as a basic document of
information pertaining to eligibility.
1-3. EXPLANATION OF TERMS FOR ADMISSION AND DISPOSITION (AAD)
a. Definition of Admission. Placing a person under treatment or observation in a
medical center or hospital. The date of initial admission is the date on which the patient
was first admitted to an MTF for the current period of uninterrupted hospitalization. The
patient will be provided with room, board, and continuous nursing service in an area of the
hospital where patients normally stay overnight. The Army identifies the following five types
(1) Direct admission. Admission to the reporting medical treatment facility for
the current uninterrupted period of hospitalization.
(2) Direct absent sick admission. Direct Admission Absent Sick is an active
duty Army patient admitted to a nonmilitary (civilian MTF). For example, while on leave, a