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16. Upon disenrollment of N. R. O. T. C. students, the health record forms shall be forwarded to the

1. commandant of the naval district and placed in the files

2. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery

3. district medical officer for termination and forwarding to BuMed

4. separation activity effecting the disenrollment

17. Health records of Naval and Marine Corps personnel discharged from the service but retained for further treatment as supernumeraries shall be

1. terminated and forwarded to BuMed

2. retained on board until completion of treatment, then terminated and forwarded to BuMed

3. forwarded to the nearest receiving station until the patient is discharged from treatment.

4. terminated at the end of the treatment and forwarded to the district medical officer

18. When, for any reason, an enlisted man undergoing treatment at a naval hospital is held in custody of civil authorities, and it is evident that he will be held by the authorities for a period in excess of two weeks, he shall be officially

1. transferred to the nearest receiving ship or station 2. transferred to his former command

3. transferred to the nearest naval retraining command 4. retained on board

19. Health records of all retired personnel not on active duty are retained

1. in the files of the commandant of the naval district in which the individual resides

2. in each individual's possession

3. in the files of BuMed

4. in the Navy Records Management Center, Garden City, L. I., N. Y.


Write the word "True" or "False" in the blank space provided after each statement.

20. Entries regarding minor ailments or injuries need not be recorded in the health record.

21. If personnel are ordered to duty where there is no medical officer or medical department representative, the health records shall be forwarded to the Bureau as an enclosure to an explanatory letter.

+22. In the event an erroneous entry is made in a medical record, such entry shall be stricken out with red ink, and an additional entry made showing to what extent the original entry was erroneous.

23. Stragglers' health records should be requested from ships or stations to which the straggler was previously attached.


Assignment No. 9

Read this reference: Manual of the Medical Department, Chapter 17.


Complete the following statements by supplying the proper word or words.

1. The medical officer of a naval vessel or naval activity other than a naval hospital shall furnish the commanding officer with a report of each death occurring

within such activity.

2. A death occurring at a naval hospital would, in addition to other reports, be the subject of an entry in the of the officer of the day.

3. In the report of a death to the Secretary of the Navy, the line of duty and status will be re


4. The report of death to the Secretary of the Navy will include the name and address of designated

for death gratuity.

5. If a death occurs in any insular possession of the United States, if requested by the civil authorities, the certificate may be prepared

and signed by a naval medical officer.

6. All requests received for completion of blank forms relative to death of either naval, military, or civilian personnel in naval medical activities, except in

cases, shall be forwarded to the Bureau

of Medicine and Surgery for action.

7. On the unnumbered item block of NavMed-N, in time of war, unidentified cases may be assigned consecutive numbers preceded by capital letter "

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8. Positive identification of a body can often be made from a record of the teeth, and the nature of dental when all other methods fail.

9. When death occurs aboard a ship at sea and embalming facilities are not available, the remains should be refrigerated, if suitable facilities are available, at a temperature of from degrees Fahrenheit

to prevent



In the following statements or questions place the number preceding the correct answer in the blank space provided. 10. Upon the death of an officer or enlisted person of the Navy or Marine Corps in St. Elizabeths Hospital, Washington, D. C., the NavMed-N shall be prepared by 1. Navy Department Dispensary

2. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery

3. Navy Medical Department representative assigned to that hospital

4. Administrator, St. Elizabeths Hospital

11. An escort to accompany the remains to the place of burial need not be furnished unless specifically requested by

1. the insurance beneficiary

2. the next of kin

3. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery

4. American Legion Post in decedent's home town.

12. Expenses incident to a coroner's inquest, when the decedent is a member of the naval service, may

1. not be paid by the Government

2. be paid by the Bureau of Naval Personnel

3. be paid from the appropriation "Medical Care, Navy"

4. be paid from unappropriated funds

13. Burial at sea of a civilian may be authorized by the 1. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery

2. senior officer present

3. Bureau of Naval Personnel

4. Chief of Naval Operations

14. At activities where interment flags are not carried by the supply department they may be obtained from

1. any U. S. Post Office

2. an American Legion Post

3. the Veterans Administration

4. the U. S. Public Health Service


Write the word "True" or "False" in the blank space provided after each statement.

15. The Medical Department of the Navy has assumed responsibility for the care and disposition of the remains of deceased civilian marine employees of MSTS on a reimbursable basis.

16. NavMed-N shall be prepared in all deaths, including stillbirths, that occur at naval activities or in naval vessels.

17. On form NavMed-N, if the deceased had no known religious faith, it will be recorded as "Not known."

18. A NavMed-N shall be prepared and forwarded if a person in the Naval Service is reported as "missing."

19. When an Inactive Fleet Reservist dies, the terminated Health Record shall accompany the NavMed-N to the Bureau.

20. All autopsies shall be reported on Standard Form 503 (Autopsy Protocol), and a copy shall be attached to the original of the NavMed-N which is forwarded to the Bureau.

21. Remains of service personnel may be cremated at any time upon the discretion of the commanding officer.

22. When bodies are accompanied by escorts, one escort may not accompany more than one corpse.

23. A civilian friend may be authorized as escort for the remains of a navy enlisted man.

24. When the cause of death of a member of the uniformed services is unknown, the medical officer may authorize a post-mortem examination.


Assignment No. 10

Read this reference: Manual of the Medical Department, Chapter 18.


Complete the following statements by supplying the proper word or words.

1. The commanding officer of each recruit training center or depot will have, as part of his medical organization, a psychiatric unit consisting of at least one psychiatrist, one clinical one psychiatric social worker, and the necessary number of hospital corpsmen.

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