d. Withdrawals in Full.
(1) Withdrawals in full are handled in the same manner as partial withdrawals except
that the patient signs the custodian's copy of the deposit record in the block headed
"Funds and Valuables Received in Full" at the top of the form. After a patient has
withdrawn all funds and valuables and the account has been closed, the patient's copy of
the deposit record is destroyed immediately.
(2) When the patient is physically unable to go to the custodian's office, withdrawals
in full are handled in the same manner as partial withdrawals except that the intermediate
individual signs the custodian's copy of the deposit record in the block marked "Funds and
Valuables Received in Full" at the top of the form.
(3) When the patient is physically unable to sign the required forms for withdrawal,
the above procedures are followed except that the signature of a witness is secured in lieu
of the patient's.
(4) The preferred method of handling withdrawals in full by closed ward
neuropsychiatric patients and patients under restraint for medical reasons is a direct
transaction between the patient and the custodian. When this is not practical, the
procedure in paragraph (2) above is followed. When the patient is unable to comprehend,
the funds and/or valuables are disposed of in the manner prescribed in paragraph f. If the
patient is able to comprehend but refuses to sign DA Form 3696 or DA Form 3983 and is
discharged or transferred, the funds and/or valuables are disposed of in the manner
prescribed in paragraph g.
e. Disposition of Deposits of Patients Transferred to Community Nursing
Homes. Funds and valuables of patients transferred to a community nursing home under
VA contract are shipped by the military unit commander to the patient's home or other
location designated by the patient prior to transfer of the patient.
f. Disposition of Deposits of Mentally Incompetent Patients.
(1) When a patient declared to be mentally incompetent is discharged or
transferred, his funds and valuables are disposed of in accordance with one of the
following paragraphs (listed in order of priority):
(a) When a legal committee, guardian, or other representative is appointed by
a court of competent jurisdiction, the funds and valuables are turned over to such
committee, guardian, or representative.
(b) When paragraph (a) above cannot be followed, the funds and valuables are
turned over to the NOK. The NOK determination is done in accordance with the law of the
state in which the personal property is located. If the patient is not subject to