32 CFR 732.14 - Authorized care.

§ 732.14 Authorized care.


(1) Consultation and treatment provided by physicians or at medical facilities, and procedures not involving treatment when directed by COMNAVMEDCOM, are authorized. Such care includes, but is not limited to: treatment by physicians, hospital inpatient and outpatient care, surgery, nursing, medicine, laboratory and x-ray services, physical therapy, eye examinations, etc. See § 732.17 for prior approval of these services in nonemergency situations.

(2) When transplant (including bone-marrow) is the treatment of choice, COMNAVMEDCOM approval is required. If time permits, telephone (A) 294-1102, (C) (202) 653-1102 during regular hours or (A) 294-1327, (C) 653-1327 after regular duty hours, and followup with a message. Request approval via message in nonemergency situations.

(b)Maternity episode. If a member authorized care under this part qualifies for care under the provisions of § 732.17(c) and delivers in a civilian hospital, routine newborn care (i.e., nursery, newborn examination, PKU test, etc.) is a part of the mother's admission expenses. Regardless of circumstances necessitating delivery in a civilian facility or how charges are separated on the bill, charges will be paid from funds available for care of the mother. If the infant becomes a patient in his or her own right - through an extension of the birthing hospital stay because of complications, transfer to another facility, or subsequent admission - the provisions of part 728 of this chapter and NAVMEDCOMINST 6320.18 are applicable, and the sponsor becomes responsible for a part of the medical expenses incurred.


(1) With prior approval, the following may be provided:

(i) All types of treatment (including operative, restorative, and oral surgical) to relieve pain and abort infection.

(ii) Prosthetic treatment to restore extensive loss of masticatory function or the replacement of anterior teeth for esthetic reasons.

(iii) Repair of existing dental prostheses when neglect of the repair would result in unserviceability of the appliance.

(iv) Any type of treatment adjunctive to medical or surgical care.

(v) All x-rays, drugs, etc., required for treatment or care in paragraphs (c)(1) (i) through (iv) of this section.

(2) In emergencies (no prior approval), only measures appropriate to relieve pain or abort infection are authorized.

(d)Eye refractions and spectacles. Includes refractions of eyes by physicians and optometrists and furnishing and repairing spectacles.

(1)Refractions. A refraction may be obtained from a civilian source at Government expense only when Federal facilities are not available, no suitable prescription is in the member's Health Record, and the cognizant OMA or referring USMTF has given prior approval.

(2)Spectacles. When a member has no suitable spectacles and the lack thereof, combined with the delay in obtaining suitable ones from a Federal source would prevent performance of duty; repair, replacement, or procurement from a civilian source may be authorized upon initiation of an after-the-fact request per § 732.17. Otherwise, the prescription from the refractionist, with proper facial measurements, must be sent for fabrication to the appropriate dispensing activity set forth in NAVMED COMINST 6810.1. See § 732.15(g) concerning contact lenses.

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 10 - ARMED FORCES

§ 1071 - Purpose of this chapter

§ 1072 - Definitions

§ 1073 - Administration of this chapter

§ 1073a - Contracts for health care: best value contracting

§ 1073b - Recurring reports and publication of certain data

§ 1074 - Medical and dental care for members and certain former members

§ 1074a - Medical and dental care: members on duty other than active duty for a period of more than 30 days

§ 1074b - Medical and dental care: Academy cadets and midshipmen; members of, and designated applicants for membership in, Senior ROTC

§ 1074c - Medical care: authority to provide a wig

§ 1074d - Certain primary and preventive health care services

§ 1074e - Medical care: certain Reserves who served in Southwest Asia during the Persian Gulf Conflict

§ 1074f - Medical tracking system for members deployed overseas

§ 1074g - Pharmacy benefits program

§ 1074h - Medical and dental care: medal of honor recipients; dependents

§ 1074i - Reimbursement for certain travel expenses

§ 1074j - Sub-acute care program

§ 1074k - Long-term care insurance

§ 1074l - Notification to Congress of hospitalization of combat wounded members

§ 1074m - Mental health assessments for members of the armed forces deployed in support of a contingency operation

§ 1075 - TRICARE Select

§ 1076 - Medical and dental care for dependents: general rule

§ 1076a - TRICARE dental program

§ 1076b - Repealed. Pub. L. 109–364, div. A, title VII, § 706(d), Oct. 17, 2006, 120 Stat. 2282]

§ 1076c - Dental insurance plan: certain retirees and their surviving spouses and other dependents

§ 1076d - TRICARE program: TRICARE Reserve Select coverage for members of the Selected Reserve

§ 1076e - TRICARE program: TRICARE Retired Reserve coverage for certain members of the Retired Reserve who are qualified for a non-regular retirement but are not yet age 60

§ 1077 - Medical care for dependents: authorized care in facilities of uniformed services

§ 1078 - Medical and dental care for dependents: charges

§ 1078a - Continued health benefits coverage

§ 1078b - Provision of food to certain members and dependents not receiving inpatient care in military medical treatment facilities

§ 1079 - Contracts for medical care for spouses and children: plans

§ 1079a - TRICARE program: treatment of refunds and other amounts collected

§ 1079b - Procedures for charging fees for care provided to civilians; retention and use of fees collected

§ 1080 - Contracts for medical care for spouses and children: election of facilities

§ 1081 - Contracts for medical care for spouses and children: review and adjustment of payments

§ 1082 - Contracts for health care: advisory committees

§ 1083 - Contracts for medical care for spouses and children: additional hospitalization

§ 1084 - Determinations of dependency

§ 1085 - Medical and dental care from another executive department: reimbursement

§ 1086 - Contracts for health benefits for certain members, former members, and their dependents

§ 1086a - Certain former spouses: extension of period of eligibility for health benefits

§ 1086b - Prohibition against requiring retired members to receive health care solely through the Department of Defense

§ 1087 - Programing facilities for certain members, former members, and their dependents in construction projects of the uniformed services

§ 1088 - Air evacuation patients: furnished subsistence

§ 5031 - Office of the Chief of Naval Operations: function; composition

§ 6148 - Repealed. Pub. L. 99–661, div. A, title VI, § 604(f)(1)(A), Nov. 14, 1986, 100 Stat. 3877]

§ 6201 - Members of the naval service in other United States hospitals

§ 6202 - Insane members of the naval service

§ 6203 - Emergency medical treatment: reimbursement for expense

§ 8140

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