considered necessary for the health and welfare of the patient. These attendants function
under the supervision of the senior flight nurse aboard the aircraft and will provide care and
support of patients as directed by that individual. Escorts and guards for prisoner patients
fall within this category.
f. Destination Medical Facility. The medical facility to which the patient is being
g. Domestic Aeromedical Evacuation. That phase of aeromedical evacuation
which provides airlift for patients between points within CONUS and between points within
an overseas theater (intratheater) during peacetime.
h. Litter Patient. A patient requiring litter (stretcher) accommodation while in
i. Member Patient. A person serving on active duty in one of the uniformed
services of the United States. Active duty means full-time duty in the active uniformed
service of the United States. It includes duty on the active list; full-time training duty;
annual training duty; and attendance, while in the active uniformed service, at a school
designated as a service school by law or by the Secretary of the department concerned.
j. Nonmember Patient. Any eligible person other than a member of a uniformed
service as defined above.
k. Originating Medical Facility. A medical facility that initiates or requests the
transfer of a patient to another medical facility.
l. Recovered Patients. Those individuals discharged from treatment by
competent medical authority who are physically able to travel unattended.
m. Remain Overnight (RON). Remaining overnight in a facility awaiting onward
transportation to a destination hospital.
3-12. REQUESTS AND REPORTS TO GLOBAL PATIENT MOVEMENT
REQUIREMENTS CENTER (GPMRC)
The GPMRC is a joint agency of the Army, Navy, and Air Force which regulates or
monitors the transfer of patients to medical treatment facilities. Medical regulating applies
to the transfer of all member and nonmember patients within CONUS and from overseas
areas. A request is made by an individual medical treatment facility in the CONUS or by a
Theater Patient Movement Requirements Center (TPMRC) which consolidates requests
from an overseas area. Specific instructions for preparing requests will be given later in
this lesson. Certain exceptions to procedures and responsibilities are noted below: