Medical Waiver

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  1. thegrum

    thegrum New Member

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    My daughter is interested in an appointment to attend the US Naval Academy. She has been previously diagnosed as having Raynaud's Disease (Primary), which causes her feet and hands to turn blue/purple when exposed to cold. Based on seeing photos on the internet of this condition, she appears to have a mild version comparatively.

    Is it possible for her to obtain a medical waiver? If so, who would be the waiver authority?

    Thanks for any comments.
     
  2. pezska

    pezska Member

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    from the DOD

    The excerpt below is is derived from Department of Defense (DOD) Directive 6130.3, Physical Standards for Appointment, Enlistment, and Induction, and DOD Instruction 6130.4, Criteria and Procedure Requirements for Physical Standards for Appointment, Enlistment, or Induction in the Armed Forces:

    The disqualifying medical conditions are listed below. The International Classification of Disease (ICD) codes are listed in parentheses following each standard.

    The causes for rejection for appointment, enlistment, and induction (without an approved waiver) are an authenticated history of:

    a. Abnormalities of the arteries and blood vessels (447), including aneurysms (442), even if repaired, atherosclerosis (440), or arteritis (446).

    b. Hypertensive vascular disease (401), evidenced by the average of three consecutive diastolic blood pressure measurements greater than 90 mmHg or three consecutive systolic pressure measurements greater than 140 mmHg. High blood pressure requiring medication or a history of treatment including dietary restriction.

    c. Pulmonary (415) or systemic embolization (444).

    d. Peripheral vascular disease, including Raynaud's phenomenon (443). e. Vein diseases, recurrent thrombophlebitis (451), thrombophlebitis during the preceding year, or any evidence of venous incompetence, such as large or symptomatic varicose veins, edema, or skin ulceration (454).
     
  3. thegrum

    thegrum New Member

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    Pezska,

    Thanks for the quick reply. I had previously found the DOD directive indicating that Raynaud's is a disqualifying medical condition.

    What I am curious about is what are the chances that someone who is not already in the armed forces receiving a waiver allowing them to attend a Military Service Academy or ROTC?
     
  4. falconchic88

    falconchic88 Member

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    thegrum,
    Your best bet is to ask this question in the DODMERB thread, but I can tell you that all waivers are considered on a case by case basis, so no body can really tell you what the waiver chances are until they have reviewed your childs medical history.
    Dodmerb thread is here:
    http://www.serviceacademyforums.com/forumdisplay.php?f=20
     
  5. Batista

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    A Medicare waiver, which is also known as an ABN (Advance Beneficiary Notice) is a document given to you before getting certain items or services, to notify the Medicare-covered patients of possible non-coverage. It can be that Medicare may deny payment for specific services or medical devices and that the patient is responsible for the full payment incurred.
     
  6. thegrum

    thegrum New Member

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    I did post the same question and have received a reply. Your suggestion has been very helpful. Thank you!
     

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