How does waiver work..

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  1. Mike#2016

    Mike#2016 New Member

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    Hello, My son has recently taken his DOD medical exam. The potential issue is that he is currently taking Accutane for acne (which is only for his face..) Our doctor states that he will be on it until second week of May. I just read that persons are disqualified for using acutane for approx. 8weeks after he is off of it. is this true?? Eight weeks is in July..
    Does this mean that he is out of contention to USMA? How does waivers work--do we need to apply for a waiver if so how? or is it a automatic thing?
    thanks for your help
    worried parent...
    Mike
     
  2. LLJ

    LLJ Member

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    IF USMA finds him competitive they will begin the process. You don't do anything but follow their directions when asked for more information. Good Luck. Could you stop the accutane early?
     
  3. AROTC-dad

    AROTC-dad Just a dad

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    There are two steps. Part one is DoDMERB, Part two is USMA (or any SA or ROTC)

    First your exam forms will hit DoDMERB. They will either approve you, request a remedial or disqualify you. Only after receiving a DODMERB DQ will the SA/ROTC have the option to pursue a waiver.

    Here is a flow chart to the process at DoDMERB
    http://www.dodmerbconsultants.com/library/documents/InitExamRemedEvalProc.pdf

    Here is a flow chart of the Waiver process:
    https://dodmerb.tricare.osd.mil/Content/MedicalWaiverConsideration.pdf

    I hope this helps.
     
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  4. sheriff3

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    Can you ask the Dr. to stop the treatment? Maybe ask for a topical face cream instead. I would hate to have him go through the DQ and waiver process for acne.
     

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