b. A case when a patient has been hospitalized over 6 months and is returned to
duty status. Medical board action ensures correct physical profile, establishment of
assignment limitations, and medical follow-up instructions.
c. A case when a patient has a doubtful prognosis, medical condition, or physical
defect which is usually progressive in nature; or when a claim against the Government is
expected. Medical board action ensures adequate documentation of nature, extent, and
cause of medical condition or physical defect.
d. A case when the patient's medical fitness for return to duty is problematical or
e. A case of a member of a reserve component on active duty for training or
participating in reserve duty training who is medically unfit for further military service upon
completion of hospitalization, or who requires hospitalization beyond termination of tour of
f. A case of a member of a reserve component not on active duty who requires
evaluation for medical fitness as a result of an injury incurred or aggravated during active or
inactive duty training; or the case of a reserve member whose medical fitness must be
evaluated as a result of a disease or injury incurred or aggravated during active duty
service of more than 30 days. Following medical board action, the medically unfit member
is referred to the physical evaluation board.
g. A case of an ROTC member on training tour (summer camp) who, as a result of
an injury incurred or disease contracted during the training tour or who may require
hospitalization beyond termination of the training tour, may be eligible for benefits
administered by the Office or Workers' Compensation Programs.
h. The case of an enlisted member who meets retention medical fitness
standards but did not meet procurement standards when accepted for induction or
i. A case involving mental competency (active duty member; retired member
hospitalized in an Army or non-Federal facility).
j. The case of an individual scheduled for separation under AR 635-100 and
635-200 when it appears that mental illness, medical condition, or physical defect is a
direct cause of unfitness or unsuitability.
k. The case of a retired member of the uniformed services whose mental
competency must be determined while he is hospitalized in an Army facility or non-Federal
facility responsible to an Army facility.