l. Any other case deemed necessary by the appointing authority or required by
5-20. PHYSICAL EVALUATION BOARD LIAISON OFFICER (PEBLO)
The PEBLO is a member of the Patient Affairs Branch who is primarily concerned
with the soldier's interests. He is responsible for counseling each member throughout
physical disability processing. The PEBLO should consult with, and obtain advice as
needed from the local legal office, the legal counsel at the nearest PEB, or the Agency
5-21. MEDICAL BOARD PROCEEDINGS
a. Proceedings. A medical board operates informally. Its members assemble to
discuss and evaluate the case and to review inpatient treatment records, health records,
and other pertinent documents. When a patient's condition permits, he is given the
opportunity to appear in person and present his views about the proposed disposition.
Medical fitness or unfitness for further duty, regardless of motivation, is determined on the
basis of established medical fitness standards ensuring that all of the medical and/or
physical defects of the individual are determined and recorded. If a patient is
recommended for duty, the physical profile and appropriate duty assignment limitations or
restrictions are established.
b. Recording Proceedings.
(1) DA Form 3947 (Medical Board Proceedings) (see figure 5 -2) is the form
used to record medical board proceedings unless the proceedings are for the purpose of
verifying the physical profile of a patient hospitalized more than 6 months or are for the
purpose of revising a physical profile. In these cases, a DA Form 3349, medical
Condition--Physical Profile Record (see figure 5-1), is used. A brief but complete clinical
history summarizing prior medical records is prepared by the patient's attending physician
on SF 502 (Narrative Summary) and is attached to the board proceedings as enclosure 1.
This enclosure also includes the member's health record and a SF 88 (Report of Medical
Examination) prepared by the attending physician at the time of the member's entry into the
service. A complete current Report of Medical Examination recorded on SF 88 is attached
as enclosure 2 to the board proceedings. If an enlisted member is being evaluated
because of a psychiatric condition, a copy of his personnel qualification record is attached
as enclosure 3.
(2) Although DA Form 3947 is designed for use in evaluating military patients, it
may be modified for use in proceedings involving a nonmilitary patient. Usually
modification consists of omitting obviously inappropriate entries.