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PATIENT ADMINISTRATION DIVISION - CUSTODY AND CONTROL OF MEDICAL RECORDS

The Outpatient Records Department is located on the basement level of Ireland Army Community Hospital near the elevators. Our mission is to secure and maintain outpatient records for active-duty soldiers, retirees, family members and civil service employees who are eligible for care at this MTF.

Effective 1 December 2007, Outpatient Records will implement a new policy for the custody and control of Medical Records. Patients will no longer be allowed to hand carry their medical records based upon AR 40-66. Army medical records are the property of the Government. Thus, the same controls that apply to other Government documents apply to Army medical records. (See AR 40-66, 1-5)

Medical providers will be responsible for arranging for the medical record to be available for appointments if needed.

Exceptions to this policy:

  • Soldiers and family members OCONUS PCS.

  • Soliders performing Temporary Duty (TDY), where the full medical record is required.

  • Soldiers and family members receiving outsourced medical care.

  • Unique situations in which the custodial MTF Commander determines that it is in the best interest of patient care to allow for hand carrying of medical records.

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