The 88th RSC Health Services Branch provides relevant and responsive services for oversight and management of Line of Duty (LOD), Incapacitation Pay (INCAP), and MOS Administrative Retention Review (MAR2) actions in support of all Army Reserve Soldiers within the northwest region.
A Line of Duty is the process that documents Soldier injury, illness, disease or death occurring during a duty status.
A LOD is essential for medical care for injuries and disease which are of lasting significance. LODs are required for incapacitation claims, Medical Evaluation Boards and follow-up medical care. LODs also protect Soldiers and the government.
The 88th RSC Health Services Branch is the final approving authority for formal LOD investigations and provides assistance in actioning pre-approved and informal LODs within the northwest region.
All LODs are required to be uploaded into the eMMPS system. All LODs would be initiated at the unit administrative level. Formal LODs require an investigation by an appointed Investigating Officer who is appointed by the Soldier's MSC.
Required documents to initiate an LOD include a completed DA Form 2173; supporting medical documentation; and proof of duty status at time.
MOS Administrative Retention Review (previously MMRB) is designed to provide Commanders a tool to utilize with Soldiers in their commands who have permanent medical limitations that meet retention standards and require an administrative review to determine if the Soldier can perform his/her Primary Military Occupational Specialty or Area of Concentration (AOC) in a worldwide field environment.
The 88th RSC Health Services Branch is the Adjudication Authority for all MAR2 cases within the northwest region.
MAR2 packet documents include: DA FORM 4856; MAR2 process counseling; Soldier's memorandum; Commander's recommendation; and current SPRINT within 12 months (hearing only).
Incapacitation Pay is a type of pay you can receive for compensation of lost wages due to injury, illness, or disease while on a duty status. (I.E. BA, AT, UDT). INCAP Pay is the compensation Soldiers receive for their injuries considered in LOD that require further medical care.
The 88th RSC has authority to approve up to six months of INCAP. USARC G-1 has authority to approve seven months to two years of INCAP. DoA is the approving authority for claim longer than 2 years. INCAP is a tier based system.
Tier I includes Soldiers who are unfit to perform military duties and eligible for full military pay and allowances. Soldiers in this category can not receive retirement points.
Tier II includes Soldiers who can perform military duty, but cannot perform their civilian job and can demonstrate a loss of civilian earned income. Soldiers in this category can receive retirement points.
Requirements to initiate an INCAP claim include: Initial LOD; DA 7574 Monthly Claim Form; DA7574-1 Military Physician's Statement of Incapacitation; and DA7574-2 Incapacitation Pay Counseling.
88th RSC Health Services Branch Chief
Daniel von Arx
The US Army Reserve Psychological Health Program serves to enhance resilience and assist with recovery of Army Reserve service members and their families through outreach, education and training, non-stigmatizing behavioral health screenings and referral resources.
The Program provides support for psychological health concerns to ensure service members and their families are psychologically ready and resilient to carry out their mission.
We connect geographically dispersed service members and their families with relevant resources within their community.
The Psychological Health Program also serves to assist and empower Army Reserve leaders in advocating, referring, monitoring and caring for Reserve service members.
By empowering those who serve in the Army Reserve as well as their Families, we strengthen resiliency as well as readiness. If you, your battle buddy, or Family member needs support in managing change, transition or readjustment, contact your Director of Psychological Health Office.
88th RSC Director of Psychological Health
Stacey Feig, LPC 88th Regional
HIV Assistance Program is a function of the Directorate of Human Resources at the 88th RSC. The 88th RSC will provide Commander and Soldier assistance to units in supports of its BASOPS mission. Role of the HIV Program Manager
Upon positive test results, the 88th RSC Program Manager will receive notification from HRC/USARC that a Soldier may be infected in its BASOPS AO; program manager will notify the unit CDR and walk through the process for Soldier counseling, a second confirmatory test, and Soldier retention options. Can a HIV Soldier remain in the Selected Reserve?
Generally yes. Soldiers found fit will be permitted to serve in the Selected Reserve in a nondeployed billet, if available. Grade, MOS, and commuting constraints are applicable per existing regulations. Soldiers meeting fitness standards and placed in nondeployable billets must be re-evaluated at least annually. Initial and subsequent evaluations will be at the Soldier's expense, see AR 600-110, para 7-12a. Separation Procedures
HIV infected USAR Soldiers who demonstrate progressive clinical illness or immunological deficiency, as determined by medical authorities, and who do not meet medical retention standards under AR 40-501 will be processed per AR 135-178 (enlisted) or AR 135-175 (officer), see AR 600-110, para 7-13b. Soldier Confidentiality
Soldier HIV status will be treated with the utmost confidentiality, IAW HIPPA standards. Only those individuals in the Soldier's chain of command who your commander has decided have a "need to know."
Human Immunodeficiency Virus, commonly known as HIV, is the virus which can lead to Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, or AIDS. Unlike some other viruses, the human body cannot get rid of HIV. That means that once you have HIV, you have it for life.
HIV affects specific cells of the immune system, called CD4 cells, or T cells. Over time, HIV can destroy so many of these cells that the body can't fight off infections and disease. When this happens, HIV infection leads to AIDS.
Although there is no cure for HIV, the use of Antiretroviral Therapy (ART), can dramatically prolong the lives of many people infected with HIV and lower their chance of infecting others.
It is important that people get tested for HIV and know that they are infected early so that medical care and treatment have the greatest effect.
88th RSC HIV Program Manager
Recovery Care Coordinators are contractor located throughout the Army Reserve footprint to assist wounded, ill and injured Army Reserve Soldiers, IRR Soldiers, Army Reserve Veterans and Retirees, and their Families during the healing process.
The RCCs can assist with a wide variety of non-medical needs, ranging from assisting a Soldier with filling a Veterans Affairs claim to connecting a Family member with a state's Department of Labor for employment.
If an AR Soldier requires further medical treatment, RCCs also provide referrals to the Army Reserve Warrior and Family Assistance Center, which can guide the Soldier through the process of obtaining further medical treatment from either a civilian, military, or VA medical treatment.
A Recovery Care Coordinator is a component of the Recovery Coordination Program, under the oversight of the Office of Warrior Care Policy. The Recovery Care Coordinator supports Army Reserve Wounded, Ill and Injured Soldiers and their Family members or designated representatives by ensuring non-medical needs are met through all the phases of the Continuum of Care.
An RCC can assist with completion or coordination of:
An RCC can Monitor the progress of:
An RCC can help Warriors and Families Navigate Through:
A wounded, ill or injured Army Reserve Soldier who may need any of these services may self-refer him/herself to an RCC. Additionally, Soldiers needing assistance can also be referred by Commanders, medical or other support personnel, and Family members.
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