32 CFR 728.54 - U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS), other than members of the uniformed services.
(a)Potential beneficiaries. The following may be beneficiaries of the USPHS for care in naval MTFs upon submission of the necessary form from appropriate officials as outlined in paragraph (b) of this section.
(1)Within and outside the United States. Any individuals the USPHS may determine to be eligible for care on an interagency reimbursable basis.
(2)Within the 48 Contiguous United States and the District of Columbia. American Indians, Alaska Natives, Eskimos, and Aleuts.
(3)In Alaska. American Indians, Eskimos, and Aleuts.
(b)Authorization required -
(1)Normal circumstances. An American Indian or Alaska Native may be rendered inpatient care upon presentation of form HRSA 43 (Contract Health Service Purchase Order for Hospital Services Rendered) or HRSA form 64 (Purchase/Delivery Order for Contract Health Services Other Than Hospital Inpatient or Dental). Either form must be signed by an appropriate Indian Health Service or Alaska Native Health Service area/program official.
(2)Emergencies. In an emergency, care may be rendered upon written request of patient's commanding officer or superior officer, or the patient if neither of the above is available. When emergency care is rendered without prior authorization, the facility rendering care must notify the service unit director of the patient's home reservation within 72 hours from the time such care is rendered unless extenuating circumstances preclude prompt notification.
(c)Care authorized. Unless limited by the provisions stipulated in paragraph (a) of this section and subject to the provisions of § 728.3, the following care may be rendered, when requested, to all beneficiaries enumerated in paragraph (a) of this section.
(1)Inpatient care. Necessary medical and surgical care.
(2)Outpatient care. Necessary medical and surgical care.
(i) Limit dental care in the United States, its territories, possessions, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to emergencies for the relief of pain or acute conditions and that necessary as an adjunct to inpatient hospital care. Prosthetic dental appliances and permanent restorations are not authorized.
(ii) In overseas areas, dental care is authorized to the extent necessary pending the patient's return to the United States, its territories, possessions, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
(d)Report. Complete and submit, per subpart J, a DD 7 (Report of Treatment Furnished Pay Patients, Hospitalization Furnished, part A) or a DD 7A (Report of Treatment Furnished Pay Patients, Outpatient Treatment, part B) when outpatient or inpatient care is rendered.