Defense Health Care: Oversight of Military Services┐ Post-Deployment Health Reassessment Completion Rules Is Limited
DIANE Publishing, 2009 - 18 pages
Military servicemembers engaged in combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan are at risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder. In Mar. '05 the DoD developed policies for the post-deployment health reassessment (PDHRA). DoD oversees the military services┐ compliance with PDHRA requirements through its deployment health assessment quality assurance program (DHAQAP). In June 2007, it was reported that DoD┐s oversight of its DHAQAP does not provide DoD or Congress with the info. needed to evaluate DoD and the military services┐ compliance with DHAQAP. This report discusses how well DoD┐s DHAQAP oversees the military services┐ compliance with the requirement that they ensure that servicemembers complete the PDHRA. Ill.
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