Fitness for Duty

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Commissioned Corps officers are required to be ready to deploy at a moment’s notice.  The Commission Corps Directive (CCD) policy 128.01 states in summary, that in order to deploy in response to any critical and/or emergency public health demands, Commissioned Corps officers must be medically fit.

Uniformed service members must adhere to the medical eligibility requirements set forth by the Assistant Secretary for Health in order to be appointed to either the Ready Reserve Corps or Regular Corps (ASH). 

PHS officers on active duty are required to comply with the ASH’s medical preparedness criteria. A service member who does not meet the requirements for medical preparedness may not be retained without a medical waiver, but the waiver is not indefinite. It could trigger a Fitness for Duty Review.

You need to be prepared to put your best foot forward before going to Fitness for Duty evaluation, regardless of the outcome you are seeking. Early preparation can be key to receiving the result an officer is seeking. We have experience and we can help. 

We have the experience to yield favorable results.