What's a remedial?

Gupus27654

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ive seen "remedial" a few times on here and it sounds like it's similar to a waiver. I'm wondering what this is? Can anyone explain what it is and what happens to needing one etc. Thanks!
 

4Ryuan

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It's when they find something on your DODMERB that could pose an issue, so you have to take further examinations to clear you. I had a heart murmur when I was 3 (haven't had any issues since) and had to get an echocardiogram to check it out. It's not a waiver. A waiver is for a current medical issue that would disqualify you, but a waiver ,if issued, would let it slide.
 

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A candidate in DodMERB has three basic outcomes:
  1. qualified by DoDMERB, or
  2. disqualifed by DoDMERB or
  3. they need more information. Hence a remedial.

First a candidate goes through the DoDMERB questionnaire and examination. DoDMERB uses the questionnaire and the physician examiners notes to make a determination to notify the SA or ROTC authority if you are qualified or DQ'd. If DoDMERB needs more information, a remedial request is made of the candidate so they can make a more informed decision. The case 4Ryuan describes is one. Another example was a remedial request made of my DS who was in orthodontia at the time, and needed a DDS orthodontia questionnaire to confirm that DS would be completed and out of braces by the time he would report to the SA.

If a candidate is DQ'd, this information is provided to the SA or ROTC authority who can choose to either let it stand or request a waiver. DoDMERB never requests a waiver. Only the SA or ROTC authority does this, and on a discretionary basis.

I hope this adds clarity.
 

Gupus27654

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A candidate in DodMERB has three basic outcomes:
  1. qualified by DoDMERB, or
  2. disqualifed by DoDMERB or
  3. they need more information. Hence a remedial.

First a candidate goes through the DoDMERB questionnaire and examination. DoDMERB uses the questionnaire and the physician examiners notes to make a determination to notify the SA or ROTC authority if you are qualified or DQ'd. If DoDMERB needs more information, a remedial request is made of the candidate so they can make a more informed decision. The case 4Ryuan describes is one. Another example was a remedial request made of my DS who was in orthodontia at the time, and needed a DDS orthodontia questionnaire to confirm that DS would be completed and out of braces by the time he would report to the SA.

If a candidate is DQ'd, this information is provided to the SA or ROTC authority who can choose to either let it stand or request a waiver. DoDMERB never requests a waiver. Only the SA or ROTC authority does this, and on a discretionary basis.

I hope this adds clarity.
Thanks so much.
 
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