Questions About the Remedial Process

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  1. ArmycadetMS19

    ArmycadetMS19 Member

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    Hi all, i just had a few questions on the remedial process:

    - the DoDMERB cadre at my BN told me that these remedials are quite common. It means that they're trying to "qualify" me but just need more information first to do so. Is that accurate?

    - The main question: Will DoDMERB ever directly contact the physicians or order records from the applicant's physicians? I have nothing to hide (i think it's a crime to hide or alter information anyways), but my counselor had the right to withhold any documentation from me, and he only provided me with 3 pages worth of records. These included the release-from-care document and a brief summary of my treatment. My main worry is that these documents, despite how succinct they are, won't satisfy the DoDMERB examiners, and they'll either want more information (which I don't have), or they'll DQ me and I'll have to start a waiver. Problem is....I don't very little time to start a waiver because I leave for camp for a whole month in 3 weeks. And my scholarship depends on me getting qualified. Otherwise, I can no longer stay in the program because I wouldn't be able to attend my school.

    Will DoDMERB take into account the fact that I go off to camp soon, and that I'm under a conditional offer of a scholarship?
     
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  2. AJC

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    they will not contact anyone but you.
    The key phrase they are looking for from your doctor(s) is "cleared for unrestricted activities"
    as far as the time line, you have no control, do what they ask as promptly as possible.
    But 3 weeks will not make or break the process.
    if you will be out of contact for a period contact your DoDMERB tech and let them know
    remedials do not mean you will get DQ'd.
    DQ with ROTC starts a waiver process automatically, they will most likely ask for more information, sometimes the same information already requested
     
  3. AROTC Parent

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    AJC you are correct and the process is iterative. They can ask for the same or new information multiple times if not provided previously.
    However, the 'in college scholarship process' is different and a waiver is not automatically initiated like the High School Scholarship program. For the 'in college process' a waiver has to be requested by the ROTC BN/detachment after the DQ.

    https://dodmerb.tricare.osd.mil/Content/MedicalWaiverConsideration.pdf

    Be careful with contact directly to DoDMERB as the 'In College ROTC' process encourages/requires communication via the ROTC BN representative.

    OP - you are asking these questions in multiple threads. Go work on plan B, go for a run, take a break with friends.
     
  4. MidwestDad

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    I am not 100% certain but doesn't DodMERB have access to your complete medical history as part of the application?
    I thought this was part of the process; have no idea what / how / when they can or would access this but don't you sign a HIPAA privacy waiver when you apply?
    [open question not directed at OP !]
     
  5. AROTC Parent

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    My understanding... No. No blanket waivers for release of records are signed to contract in ROTC.

    Though at any time in the future they can request you to provide the records. Failure to provide the requested records or if provided, failure to have provided disqualifying information can lead to loss of scholarship or consequences for 'breach of contract'.
     
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  6. AROTC Parent

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    Why does your counselor have the right to withhold documents from you?