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Offline brokendude

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Medical Chit
« on: December 01, 2016, 10:53:13 »
Good morning.  So I was recently placed on a PCAT & granted retention (medically) for 2 years with a 3b release.  My question is....my current chain of command is hounding me about my chit being outdated and no longer current or valid.  Of course not....it expired and I was placed on a Pcat awaiting medical release.  The unit & my chain of command received my disclosure as well as my 2088 form with all medical restrictions placed on me directly related to my Pcat.  Is there any reason why I need to go out of my way and accommodate my chain of command with a medical chit printed off from the cdu?  I don't believe I am required to, but the constant prodding and bs from the chain is really starting to piss me off.  At some point I'm likely going to just tell them to f@ck off. Any suggestions on how to deal with unintelligent nco's?  Thanks in advance.

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Re: Medical Chit
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2016, 11:25:02 »
Where is your Sgt Maj in this? Have you asked for their help? Where is the OC or Pl Comd?

A copy of your 2088 should be on your pers file. I recommend that you check with your orderly room. If they don't have a copy then point that out, and let them know that a copy can be obtained from the CDU. If they do, then you can respond to your chain that a copy of your current CF2088 and MELs is on your pers file which they can access IAW unit processes. 

That being said, you may find that it's easier to do it yourself. You may be able to ask Med Records for a copy. If they give you grief, then see if you can explain your dilemma to the Clinic WO and they may be disposed to helping you get a copy. It is imperative that you only ask for help getting a copy of the 2088, and that it is clearly understood that is is all you are asking for. Any other intervention would go badly for you.

Finally, your NCOs are more likely uneducated rather than unintelligent. The first does not necessarily equate with the second.
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Re: Medical Chit
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2016, 11:51:11 »
A period of retention is approved based on the CoC's recommendation, whereby they say you are still gainfully employable. If you can no longer perform at the required levels (for any number of reasons) or become an administrative burden, they can just as easily request to have your period of retention terminated. Yes your supervisors should be aware of your current MELs, but new people don't always get the handover they require. And there is nothing wrong or unlawful about them asking for a copy of your MELs, they may be truly unaware of where to get the info themselves.

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Re: Medical Chit
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2016, 08:03:59 »
I'd also recommend not telling them to f$$k off.   8)
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Re: Medical Chit
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2016, 10:26:09 »
Your chain of command is entitled to know your current medical category and MELs. Ask your CDU clerk to print off a copy of your PCAT 2088 and give that to your supervisor. And, what EITS said....

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Re: Medical Chit
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2016, 16:36:44 »
me thinks some have lost the OP message or I am misunderstanding him.  The problem is not with the chain of command knowing the MELs, it is them harassing for a new chit which doesn't exist nor should they be looking for one as they are aware the OP is on a PCat. If they want to see the MEL's then there is no reason they can't go to the OR and enquire themselves.  The unit obviously received it as the CO had to sign it and they did a retention.   
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Re: Medical Chit
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2016, 22:50:10 »
The "P" in PCAT stands for Permanent. In other words, it does not expire. The only way that it can change is if there was some miraculous, positive change in the member's medical situation.

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Re: Medical Chit
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2016, 09:42:54 »
The OPs P-Cat won't change, but his MELs could. And his current MELs may not be on his pers file, as a new 2088 may not have been generated if the MELs aren't changing his category. There is nothing wrong with a supervisor asking for a member's chit that states his most recent MELs, especially if there has been a change from when his PCAT was issued. Maybe the OP has said "sorry, can't do that, I'm on a PCAT". Or maybe he has said "hey, I can do that now, x has gotten better since the PCAT, or I've adjusted to my meds so there are no worries". The supervisors are just doing their due diligence.

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Re: Medical Chit
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2016, 10:10:28 »
...about my chit being outdated and no longer current or valid.

The supervisors are just doing their due diligence.

Sorry, I have to side with the member here. He has a PCAT, he would therefore not have a current medical chit. Notwithstanding, I maintain my opinion that this is a situation his WO should be sorting out.
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