a. Items Excluded.
Personal firearms, other weapons, including pocket knives with blades
beyond the length permitted by law or regulations, and any other items or objects which
could be considered a menace to safety or health are receipted for and turned over to the
Commander, Medical Holding Unit, or other responsible officer for safekeeping and
(2) Funds and valuables for individuals not in patient status. The PTF is not
used for the safeguards or funds and valuables belonging to individuals not in an inpatient
b. Services Excluded.
Investments or loans. No investments or loans may be made with funds
Donations or contributions. Donations or contributions cannot be made
or received by the fund.
Cashing checks. Under no circumstances can money deposited in the
PTF be used for the purposes of cashing checks. Cashier's checks, traveler's checks,
checks drawn on the "Treasurer of the United States," and checks drawn on another PTF
will not be cashed but are accepted for deposit as cash if properly indorsed. Checks other
than the above are not accepted for deposit as cash.
a. Disbursements. Disbursements are made by check whenever practicable.
They are made only to a patient who is a depositor (whether or not he is physically able to
sign the necessary forms) except as follows:
A disbursement may be made to the intermediate individual upon written
authorization of the patient depositor.
A check may be drawn payable to the individual assuming custody of a
mentally incompetent patient upon discharge.
A check may be drawn payable to the custodian of a PTF for a cash on
A check may be drawn payable to the "Treasurer of the United States" for
transfer of unclaimed money or overages.