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TITLE:  DoD Directive 1241.1, "Reserve Component Medical Care and Incapacitation Pay and Line of Duty Conditions," 02/28/2004

SUMMARY:  This Directive:  1. Reissues DoD Directive 1241.1, dated December 3, 1992,  to update policies and
assign responsibilities under references (b), (c), and (d), to authorize medical and dental care for members of the Reserve components who incur or aggravate an injury, illness, or disease in the line of duty, and provide pay and allowances to those members while being treated for or recovering from a service-connected injury, illness, or disease, or who demonstrate a loss of earned income as a result of an injury, illness, or disease incurred or aggravated in the line of duty.  2. Establishes policies for ordering a member to active duty or continuing a member on active duty, with the consent of the member, to receive authorized medical care, to be medically evaluated for disability or other purposes, or to complete a required Department of Defense (DoD) healthcare study, which may include associated medical evaluation of the member.  3. Establishes policies for ordering a Reserve component member to active duty or continuing the member on active duty while being treated for (or recovering from) an injury, illness, or disease incurred or aggravated in the line of duty.  4. Authorizes the issuance of DoD Instruction 1241.2, to prescribe procedures for the management of the Reserve component member who incurs or aggravates an injury, illness, or disease in the line of duty.

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OSD:  ASD(RA), 703-697-6631