Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records, 51568-51570 [E9-24130]

Download as PDF 51568 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 193 / Wednesday, October 7, 2009 / Notices amendment or denied. Records are destroyed by burn bag. address, home mailing address of individuals submitting material for security review, and title/subject of submitted document. SYSTEM MANAGER(S) AND ADDRESS: AUTHORITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM: DoD Directive 5230.9, Clearance of DoD Information for Public Release; DoD Instruction 5230.29, Security and Policy Review of DoD Information for Public Release; 5 U.S.C. 301, Departmental Regulations. PURPOSE(S): To manage the security review process for documents or materials before they are released outside of the DoD. The documents and materials of completed security reviews are maintained for historical reference to ensure subsequent reviews, which may be similar in content, are handled consistently. ROUTINE USES OF RECORDS MAINTAINED IN THE SYSTEM, INCLUDING CATEGORIES OF USERS AND THE PURPOSES OF SUCH USES: In addition to those disclosures generally permitted under 5 U.S.C. 552a(b) of the Privacy Act of 1974, these records may specifically be disclosed outside the DoD as a routine use pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(b)(3) as follows: The DoD ‘Blanket Routine Uses’ set forth at the beginning of OSD’s compilation of systems of records notices apply to this system. POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR STORING, RETRIEVING, ACCESSING, RETAINING, AND DISPOSING OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM: Paper records and electronic storage media. RETRIEVEABILITY: By name and title/subject of submitted document. Individuals seeking to determine whether information about themselves is contained in this system of records should address written inquiries to Office of Security Review, Executive Services Directorate, Washington Headquarters Services, 1155 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–1155. Written requests should include the individual’s name and title/subject of document submitted. RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURES: Individuals seeking access to information about themselves contained in this system of records should address written inquiries to Office of the Secretary of Defense/Joint Staff, Freedom of Information Requester Service Center, Office of Freedom of Information, Executive Services Directorate, Washington Headquarters Service, 1155 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–1155. Written requests should include the name and number of this system of records notice, the individual’s name, title/subject of submitted document, and be signed. The OSD rules for accessing records, for contesting contents and appealing initial agency determinations are published in OSD Administrative Instruction 81; 32 CFR part 311; or may be obtained from the system manager. Paper records are accessed only by officials with need to know and appropriate security clearance in accordance with assigned duties. Electronic records require Common Access Card to access and are further password protected with access limited to those individuals who have a needto-know. Records are destroyed 2 years after clearance without amendment; destroyed 6 years after record was cleared with amendment, or denied clearance. Security review appeal files which are cleared are destroyed 2 years after clearance; and destroyed 6 years after record was cleared with 15:25 Oct 06, 2009 Jkt 220001 ADDRESSES: Send comments to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Privacy Act Coordinator, Records Management Section, Washington Headquarters Services, 1155 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–1155. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Cindy Allard at (703) 588–2386. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office of the Secretary of Defense systems of records notices subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended, have been published in the Federal Register and are available from the address above. The proposed system report, as required by 5 U.S.C. 552a(r), of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, was submitted on September 25, 2009, to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) pursuant to paragraph 4c of Appendix I to OMB Circular No. A–130, ‘‘Federal Agency Responsibilities for Maintaining Records About Individuals,’’ dated February 8, 1996 (February 20, 1996, 61 FR 6427). Dated: September 25, 2009. Patricia L. Toppings, OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. SYSTEM NAME: From the individual. EXEMPTIONS CLAIMED FOR THE SYSTEM: None. Medical/Dental Care and Claims Inquiry Files (March 29, 2006, 71 FR 15707). [FR Doc. E9–24129 Filed 10–6–09; 8:45 am] CHANGES: BILLING CODE 5001–06–P * [Docket ID DOD–2009–OS–0142] Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records Office of the Secretary, DoD. Notice to alter a system of AGENCY: ACTION: records. PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 * * * * CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM: DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary RETENTION AND DISPOSAL: DATES: This proposed action will be effective without further notice on November 6, 2009 unless comments are received which result in a contrary determination. DTMA 02 RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES: SAFEGUARDS: erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES NOTIFICATION PROCEDURE: CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURES: STORAGE: VerDate Nov<24>2008 Chief, Office of Security Review, Executive Services Directorate, Washington Headquarters Services, 1155 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–1155. SUMMARY: The Office of the Secretary of Defense is proposing to alter a system of records notice in its existing inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended. Delete entry and replace with ‘‘Inquiries received from private individuals for information on TRICARE/CHAMPUS and CHAMPVA, and replies thereto; congressional inquiries on behalf of constituents and replies thereto; and files notifying personnel of eligibility or termination of benefits. Information may include: Name; Social Security Number (SSN); date of birth; case number; dates of E:\FR\FM\07OCN1.SGM 07OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 193 / Wednesday, October 7, 2009 / Notices treatment; medical diagnosis; Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) data; address; telephone number; marital status; adoption information; and sponsor name.’’ AUTHORITIES FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM: Delete entry and replace with ‘‘41 CFR 101–11.000, Federal Records and Standard and Optional Forms; 10 U.S.C. 55, Medical and Dental Care; 38 U.S.C. 1781, Medical Care for survivors and dependents of certain veterans, and E.O. 9397 (SSN), as amended.’’ * * * * * STORAGE: Delete entry and replace with ‘‘Paper records and electronic storage media.’’ * * * * * RETENTION AND DISPOSAL: Delete entry and replace with ‘‘Paper records are retained in active files until end of calendar year in which they are received, then closed out and held 1 additional year. Then transferred to the Federal Records Center (FRC), the FRC shall destroy after an additional 5 years. Paper copy records that have been converted to electronic, microfilm, imaging or optical formats, the paper copy is destroyed after verification of data, and the electronic, microfilm, imaging, or optical format are kept by the contractor for 6 years after the claim is processed to completion, and then destroyed by cross shredding, macerating, degaussing or by a commercially bonded or insured vendor who must provide a certificate of destruction. The destruction of the records must be witnessed. Destruction of the records is dependent on any records preservation orders that may be in effect.’’ SYSTEM MANAGER(S) AND ADDRESS: Delete entry and replace with ‘‘TRICARE Management Activity, Department of Defense, Communications and Customer Service Division, Skyline 5, 5111 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041–3206.’’ erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES NOTIFICATION PROCEDURE: Delete entry and replace with ‘‘Individuals seeking to determine whether information about themselves is contained in this system should address written inquiries to the TRICARE Management Activity, Department of Defense, ATTN: Communications and Customer Service Division, Skyline 5, 5111 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041–3206; or TRICARE Management Activity Privacy Office, Skyline 5, Suite 810, 5111 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041– 3201. VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:25 Oct 06, 2009 Jkt 220001 Written requests should include name, Social Security Number (SSN) and dates treatment received.’’ RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURES: Delete entry and replace with ‘‘Individuals seeking access to information about themselves contained in this system should address written inquiries to the OSD/JS FOIA Requester Service Center, 1155 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–1155. Written requests should include name, Social Security Number (SSN) and dates treatment received.’’ * * * * * DTMA 02 SYSTEM NAME: Medical/Dental Care and Claims Inquiry Files. SYSTEM LOCATION: TRICARE Management Activity, Department of Defense, 16401 East Centretech Parkway, Aurora, CO 80011– 9066, and contractors under contract to TRICARE. A listing of TRICARE contractors maintaining these records is available from the system manager. CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM: All individuals who seek information concerning health care (medical and dental) under TRICARE/CHAMPUS and CHAMPVA. CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM: Inquiries received from private individuals for information on TRICARE/CHAMPUS and CHAMPVA, and replies thereto; congressional inquiries on behalf of constituents and replies thereto; and files notifying personnel of eligibility or termination of benefits. Information may include: Name; Social Security Number (SSN); date of birth; case number; dates of treatment; medical diagnosis; Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) data; address; telephone number; marital status; adoption information; and sponsor name. AUTHORITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM: 41 CFR 101–11.000, Federal Records and Standard and Optional Forms; 10 U.S.C. 55, Medical and Dental Care; 38 U.S.C. 1781, Medical Care for survivors and dependents of certain veterans and E.O. 9397 (SSN), as amended. PURPOSE(S): To maintain and control records pertaining to requests for information concerning an individual’s TRICARE/ CHAMPUS eligibility status, the benefits provided under programs of PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51569 TRICARE/CHAMPUS and CHAMPVA and the processing of individual TRICARE/CHAMPUS and CHAMPVA claims. ROUTINE USES OF RECORDS MAINTAINED IN THE SYSTEM, INCLUDING CATEGORIES OF USERS AND THE PURPOSES OF SUCH USES: In addition to those disclosures generally permitted under 5 U.S.C. 552a (b) of the Privacy Act of 1974, these records contained therein may specifically be disclosed outside the DoD as a routine use pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a (b) (3) as follows: To the Department of Health and Human Services and/or the Department of Veterans Affairs consistent with their statutory administrative responsibilities under TRICARE/CHAMPUS and CHAMPVA pursuant to chapter 55, 10 U.S.C. and section 613, chapter 17, 38 U.S.C. To Federal, state, local, or foreign governmental agencies, and to private business entities, including individual providers of care (participating and nonparticipating), on matters relating to eligibility, claims pricing and payment, fraud, program abuse, utilization review, quality assurance, peer review, program integrity, third-party liability, coordination of benefits, and civil or criminal litigation related to the operation of TRICARE/CHAMPUS. To third-party contacts in situations where the party to be contacted has, or is expected to have, information necessary to establish the validity of evidence or to verify the accuracy of information presented by the individual concerning his or her entitlement, the amount of benefit payments, any review of suspected abuse or fraud, or any concern for program integrity or quality appraisal. The DoD ’Blanket Routine Uses’ set forth at the beginning of OSD’s compilation of systems of records notices apply to this system. Note: This system of records contains individually identifiable health information. The DoD Health Information Privacy Regulation (DoD 6025.18–R) issued pursuant to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, applies to most such health information. DoD 6025.18–R may place additional procedural requirements on the uses and disclosures of such information beyond those found in the Privacy Act of 1974 or mentioned in this system of records notice. POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR STORING, RETRIEVING, ACCESSING, RETAINING, AND DISPOSING OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM: STORAGE: Paper records and electronic storage media. E:\FR\FM\07OCN1.SGM 07OCN1 51570 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 193 / Wednesday, October 7, 2009 / Notices RETRIEVABILITY: Information is retrieved by case number, sponsor name and/or Social Security Number (SSN) and inquirer name. SAFEGUARDS: Records are maintained in areas accessible only to authorized personnel who are properly screened, cleared, and trained. Automated segments are accessible only by authorized persons possessing user identification codes. Security systems and/or security guards protect buildings where records are maintained. RETENTION AND DISPOSAL: Paper records are retained in active files until end of calendar year in which they are received, then closed out and held 1 additional year. Then transferred to the Federal Records Center (FRC), the FRC shall destroy after an additional 5 years. Paper copy records that have been converted to electronic, microfilm, imaging or optical formats, the paper copy is destroyed after verification of data, and the electronic, microfilm, imaging, or optical format are kept by the contractor for 6 years after the claim is processed to completion, and then destroyed by cross shredding, macerating, degaussing or by a commercially bonded or insure vendor who must provide a certificate of destruction. The destruction of the records must be witnessed. Destruction of the records is dependent on any records preservation orders that may be in effect. SYSTEM MANAGER(S) AND ADDRESS: TRICARE Management Activity, Department of Defense, Communications and Customer Service Division, Skyline 5, 5111 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041–3206. erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Individuals seeking to determine whether information about themselves is contained in this system should address written inquiries to the TRICARE Management Activity, Department of Defense, ATTN: Communications and Customer Service Division, Skyline 5, 5111 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041–3206; or TRICARE Management Activity Privacy Office, Skyline 5, Suite 810, 5111 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041– 3201. Written requests should include name, Social Security Number (SSN) and dates treatment received. RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURES: Individuals seeking access to information about themselves contained 15:25 Oct 06, 2009 CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURES: The OSD rules for accessing records, for contesting contents, and appealing initial agency determinations are published in OSD Administrative Instruction 81; 32 CFR part 311; or may be obtained from the system manager. Jkt 220001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Phyllis Hughes, Director, Human Capital Advisory Services, Administration and Management, DoD OIG, 400 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA 22202, (703) 602–4516. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 4314(c)(4), the following executives are appointed to the DoD OIG, PRB: Charles Coe, Jr. Assistant Inspector General for Information Technology Audits and Computer Crime Investigations, Department of Education. Assistant Inspector General for Investigations, Department of Agriculture. Assistant Inspector General for Audit, Department of Treasury. Karen Ellis. Marla Freedman. Lisa Martin. General Counsel, United States Postal Service, Office of Inspector General. Linda Assistant Inspector General for Snider. Resource Management, Department of Energy. Dated: September 28, 2009. Patricia L. Toppings, OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. E9–24128 Filed 10–6–09; 8:45 am] RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES: BILLING CODE 5001–06–P Contractors, congressional offices, Health Benefits Advisors, all branches of the Uniformed Service, congressional offices, providers of care, consultants, and individuals. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE EXEMPTIONS CLAIMED FOR THE SYSTEM: None. Department of Air Force [Docket No. USAF–2009–0058] [FR Doc. E9–24130 Filed 10–6–09; 8:45 am] Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records BILLING CODE 5001–06–P AGENCY: ACTION: Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board AGENCY: Office of Inspector General, DoD. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This notice announces the appointment of the members of the Senior Executive Service (SES) Performance Review Board (PRB) for the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General (DoD OIG), as required by 5 U.S.C. 4314(c)(4). The PRB provides fair and impartial review of SES performance appraisals and makes recommendations regarding performance ratings and performance awards to the Inspector General. DATES: Effective October 1, 2009. PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Department of Air Force, DoD. Notice to amend a system of records. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary NOTIFICATION PROCEDURE: VerDate Nov<24>2008 in this system should address written inquiries to the OSD/JS FOIA Requester Service Center, 1155 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–1155. Written requests should include name, Social Security Number (SSN) and dates treatment received. If it is determined that the release of medical information to the requester could have an adverse effect upon the individual’s physical or mental health, the requester should be prepared to provide the name and address of a physician who would be willing to receive the medical record, and at the physician’s discretion, inform the individual covered by the system of the contents of that record. In the event the physician does not agree to convey the information contained within the record to the individual, TRICARE Management Activity will take positive measures to ensure the individual is provided the requested information. SUMMARY: The Department of Air Force proposes to amend a system of records in its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended. DATES: The changes will be effective on November 6, 2009 unless comments are received that would result in a contrary determination. ADDRESSES: Send comments to the Air Force Privacy Act Officer, Office of Warfighting Integration and Chief Information Officer, SAF/XCPPI, 1800 Air Force Pentagon, Washington, DC 20330–1800. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Ben Swilley at (703) 696–6172. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of the Air Force systems of records notices subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as E:\FR\FM\07OCN1.SGM 07OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 193 (Wednesday, October 7, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 51568-51570]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-24130]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary

[Docket ID DOD-2009-OS-0142]


Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, DoD.

ACTION: Notice to alter a system of records.

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SUMMARY: The Office of the Secretary of Defense is proposing to alter a 
system of records notice in its existing inventory of record systems 
subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.

DATES: This proposed action will be effective without further notice on 
November 6, 2009 unless comments are received which result in a 
contrary determination.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, 
Privacy Act Coordinator, Records Management Section, Washington 
Headquarters Services, 1155 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-
1155.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Cindy Allard at (703) 588-2386.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office of the Secretary of Defense 
systems of records notices subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 
U.S.C. 552a), as amended, have been published in the Federal Register 
and are available from the address above.
    The proposed system report, as required by 5 U.S.C. 552a(r), of the 
Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, was submitted on September 25, 2009, 
to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, the Senate 
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, and the Office 
of Management and Budget (OMB) pursuant to paragraph 4c of Appendix I 
to OMB Circular No. A-130, ``Federal Agency Responsibilities for 
Maintaining Records About Individuals,'' dated February 8, 1996 
(February 20, 1996, 61 FR 6427).

    Dated: September 25, 2009.
Patricia L. Toppings,
OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
DTMA 02

System name:
    Medical/Dental Care and Claims Inquiry Files (March 29, 2006, 71 FR 
15707).

Changes:
* * * * *

Categories of records in the system:
    Delete entry and replace with ``Inquiries received from private 
individuals for information on TRICARE/CHAMPUS and CHAMPVA, and replies 
thereto; congressional inquiries on behalf of constituents and replies 
thereto; and files notifying personnel of eligibility or termination of 
benefits. Information may include: Name; Social Security Number (SSN); 
date of birth; case number; dates of

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treatment; medical diagnosis; Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting 
System (DEERS) data; address; telephone number; marital status; 
adoption information; and sponsor name.''

Authorities for maintenance of the system:
    Delete entry and replace with ``41 CFR 101-11.000, Federal Records 
and Standard and Optional Forms; 10 U.S.C. 55, Medical and Dental Care; 
38 U.S.C. 1781, Medical Care for survivors and dependents of certain 
veterans, and E.O. 9397 (SSN), as amended.''
* * * * *

Storage:
    Delete entry and replace with ``Paper records and electronic 
storage media.''
* * * * *

Retention and disposal:
    Delete entry and replace with ``Paper records are retained in 
active files until end of calendar year in which they are received, 
then closed out and held 1 additional year. Then transferred to the 
Federal Records Center (FRC), the FRC shall destroy after an additional 
5 years. Paper copy records that have been converted to electronic, 
microfilm, imaging or optical formats, the paper copy is destroyed 
after verification of data, and the electronic, microfilm, imaging, or 
optical format are kept by the contractor for 6 years after the claim 
is processed to completion, and then destroyed by cross shredding, 
macerating, degaussing or by a commercially bonded or insured vendor 
who must provide a certificate of destruction. The destruction of the 
records must be witnessed. Destruction of the records is dependent on 
any records preservation orders that may be in effect.''

System manager(s) and address:
    Delete entry and replace with ``TRICARE Management Activity, 
Department of Defense, Communications and Customer Service Division, 
Skyline 5, 5111 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041-3206.''

Notification procedure:
    Delete entry and replace with ``Individuals seeking to determine 
whether information about themselves is contained in this system should 
address written inquiries to the TRICARE Management Activity, 
Department of Defense, ATTN: Communications and Customer Service 
Division, Skyline 5, 5111 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041-3206; 
or TRICARE Management Activity Privacy Office, Skyline 5, Suite 810, 
5111 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041-3201.
    Written requests should include name, Social Security Number (SSN) 
and dates treatment received.''

Record access procedures:
    Delete entry and replace with ``Individuals seeking access to 
information about themselves contained in this system should address 
written inquiries to the OSD/JS FOIA Requester Service Center, 1155 
Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-1155.
    Written requests should include name, Social Security Number (SSN) 
and dates treatment received.''
* * * * *
DTMA 02

System name:
    Medical/Dental Care and Claims Inquiry Files.

System location:
    TRICARE Management Activity, Department of Defense, 16401 East 
Centretech Parkway, Aurora, CO 80011-9066, and contractors under 
contract to TRICARE. A listing of TRICARE contractors maintaining these 
records is available from the system manager.

Categories of individuals covered by the system:
    All individuals who seek information concerning health care 
(medical and dental) under TRICARE/CHAMPUS and CHAMPVA.

Categories of records in the system:
    Inquiries received from private individuals for information on 
TRICARE/CHAMPUS and CHAMPVA, and replies thereto; congressional 
inquiries on behalf of constituents and replies thereto; and files 
notifying personnel of eligibility or termination of benefits. 
Information may include: Name; Social Security Number (SSN); date of 
birth; case number; dates of treatment; medical diagnosis; Defense 
Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) data; address; 
telephone number; marital status; adoption information; and sponsor 
name.

Authority for maintenance of the system:
    41 CFR 101-11.000, Federal Records and Standard and Optional Forms; 
10 U.S.C. 55, Medical and Dental Care; 38 U.S.C. 1781, Medical Care for 
survivors and dependents of certain veterans and E.O. 9397 (SSN), as 
amended.

Purpose(s):
    To maintain and control records pertaining to requests for 
information concerning an individual's TRICARE/CHAMPUS eligibility 
status, the benefits provided under programs of TRICARE/CHAMPUS and 
CHAMPVA and the processing of individual TRICARE/CHAMPUS and CHAMPVA 
claims.

Routine uses of records maintained in the system, including categories 
of users and the purposes of such uses:
    In addition to those disclosures generally permitted under 5 U.S.C. 
552a (b) of the Privacy Act of 1974, these records contained therein 
may specifically be disclosed outside the DoD as a routine use pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 552a (b) (3) as follows:
    To the Department of Health and Human Services and/or the 
Department of Veterans Affairs consistent with their statutory 
administrative responsibilities under TRICARE/CHAMPUS and CHAMPVA 
pursuant to chapter 55, 10 U.S.C. and section 613, chapter 17, 38 
U.S.C.
    To Federal, state, local, or foreign governmental agencies, and to 
private business entities, including individual providers of care 
(participating and non-participating), on matters relating to 
eligibility, claims pricing and payment, fraud, program abuse, 
utilization review, quality assurance, peer review, program integrity, 
third-party liability, coordination of benefits, and civil or criminal 
litigation related to the operation of TRICARE/CHAMPUS.
    To third-party contacts in situations where the party to be 
contacted has, or is expected to have, information necessary to 
establish the validity of evidence or to verify the accuracy of 
information presented by the individual concerning his or her 
entitlement, the amount of benefit payments, any review of suspected 
abuse or fraud, or any concern for program integrity or quality 
appraisal.
    The DoD 'Blanket Routine Uses' set forth at the beginning of OSD's 
compilation of systems of records notices apply to this system.

    Note: This system of records contains individually identifiable 
health information. The DoD Health Information Privacy Regulation 
(DoD 6025.18-R) issued pursuant to the Health Insurance Portability 
and Accountability Act of 1996, applies to most such health 
information. DoD 6025.18-R may place additional procedural 
requirements on the uses and disclosures of such information beyond 
those found in the Privacy Act of 1974 or mentioned in this system 
of records notice.

Policies and practices for storing, retrieving, accessing, retaining, 
and disposing of records in the system:
Storage:
    Paper records and electronic storage media.

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Retrievability:
    Information is retrieved by case number, sponsor name and/or Social 
Security Number (SSN) and inquirer name.

Safeguards:
    Records are maintained in areas accessible only to authorized 
personnel who are properly screened, cleared, and trained. Automated 
segments are accessible only by authorized persons possessing user 
identification codes. Security systems and/or security guards protect 
buildings where records are maintained.

Retention and disposal:
    Paper records are retained in active files until end of calendar 
year in which they are received, then closed out and held 1 additional 
year. Then transferred to the Federal Records Center (FRC), the FRC 
shall destroy after an additional 5 years. Paper copy records that have 
been converted to electronic, microfilm, imaging or optical formats, 
the paper copy is destroyed after verification of data, and the 
electronic, microfilm, imaging, or optical format are kept by the 
contractor for 6 years after the claim is processed to completion, and 
then destroyed by cross shredding, macerating, degaussing or by a 
commercially bonded or insure vendor who must provide a certificate of 
destruction. The destruction of the records must be witnessed. 
Destruction of the records is dependent on any records preservation 
orders that may be in effect.

System manager(s) and address:
    TRICARE Management Activity, Department of Defense, Communications 
and Customer Service Division, Skyline 5, 5111 Leesburg Pike, Falls 
Church, VA 22041-3206.

Notification procedure:
    Individuals seeking to determine whether information about 
themselves is contained in this system should address written inquiries 
to the TRICARE Management Activity, Department of Defense, ATTN: 
Communications and Customer Service Division, Skyline 5, 5111 Leesburg 
Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041-3206; or TRICARE Management Activity 
Privacy Office, Skyline 5, Suite 810, 5111 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, 
VA 22041-3201.
    Written requests should include name, Social Security Number (SSN) 
and dates treatment received.

Record access procedures:
    Individuals seeking access to information about themselves 
contained in this system should address written inquiries to the OSD/JS 
FOIA Requester Service Center, 1155 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 
20301-1155.
    Written requests should include name, Social Security Number (SSN) 
and dates treatment received.
    If it is determined that the release of medical information to the 
requester could have an adverse effect upon the individual's physical 
or mental health, the requester should be prepared to provide the name 
and address of a physician who would be willing to receive the medical 
record, and at the physician's discretion, inform the individual 
covered by the system of the contents of that record. In the event the 
physician does not agree to convey the information contained within the 
record to the individual, TRICARE Management Activity will take 
positive measures to ensure the individual is provided the requested 
information.

Contesting record procedures:
    The OSD rules for accessing records, for contesting contents, and 
appealing initial agency determinations are published in OSD 
Administrative Instruction 81; 32 CFR part 311; or may be obtained from 
the system manager.

Record source categories:
    Contractors, congressional offices, Health Benefits Advisors, all 
branches of the Uniformed Service, congressional offices, providers of 
care, consultants, and individuals.

Exemptions claimed for the system:
    None.

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