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Civilian Medical Care for Army Personnel.—
Medical care and treatment is provided for Army personnel in the United States generally by dispensaries, infirmaries, and hospitals located at military installations throughout the country. There are many locations, however, where Army or other U. S. federal medical treatment facilities are not available. In such cases the services of civilian physicians, clinics, and hospitals are necessary. Certain criteria and procedures define the conditions under which individuals of the Army may be authorized civilian medical care at the expense of the Army. Civilian medical care, other than elective, is authorized for commissioned officers, warrant officers, enlisted personnel, cadets of the U. S. Military Academy, and prisoners, when these personnel are on a duty status or when they are absent from their place of duty on other authorized nonduty status. Payment for civilian medical expenses incurred by Army personnel who are absent without leave
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