What is a remedial?

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  1. thepetester

    thepetester Member

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    I understand what a waiver is, but can someone explain to me what a remedial is?
     
  2. ca2midwestmom

    ca2midwestmom Member

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    Rather than an outright DQ for a potential DQ condition, a remedial is requested when DODMERB needs more information, usually in the form of another doctor's exam or test, or a letter/paperwork from your doctor.

    My DS had asthma before the age of 13 and an inhaler prescribed at age 16. Instead of an outright DQ and then waiver, he was given a remedial and requested to take the methacholine challenge test. He passed, all paperwork/test results were sent to DODMERB, and he was qualified.
     
  3. AROTC-dad

    AROTC-dad Just a dad

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    Another example would be my DS submitting the fact that he is currently in braces. A remedial was generated from DODMERB requesting that DS's orthodontist complete the orthodontic supplemental form. Our orthodontist completed the form advising the date of estimated completion of treatment. DODMERB received the form and evaluated if the date was qualifying and then changed DS's status to "qualified." If the date was too close to R Day, he would have likely been DQ'd.
     
  4. thepetester

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    thank you
     

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