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This handbook is issued under the authority of DoD Directive 6015.17,
"Procedures for the Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution for
Construction of Military Health Facilities", dated April 15, 1986,
which gave the Defense Medical Facilities Office (TMA-DMFO) the
authority to develop and maintain the facilities planning, design, and
construction criteria in support of the missions of the Military Health
This handbook applies to the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD),
(OJCS), the Unified and Specified Commands, the Defense Agencies, and
activities administratively supported by OSD (hereafter referred to
collectively as "DoD Components").
This handbook covers criteria
unique to Category Code 171, 310, and 500 facilities only and shal be
used in conjunction with the MIL-HDBK-1190, "Facility Planning and
Design Guide", for general building requirements.
The Defense Medical Facilities Office (TMA-DMFO), 5205 Leesburg Pike,
Suite 100, Skyline 1, Falls Church, VA
22041-3208, is the Office of
Primary Responsibility (OPR) for approval of this handbook.
Army Corps of Engineers' Medical Facilities Center of Expertise is the
Recommendations for improvement to this handbook are encouraged and
should be reported on the DoD Form 1426 provided inside the back cover
to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, CEHNC-MX, Humphreys Engineer
Center, 7701 Telegraph Road, Room 2A-16, Alexandria, VA
with information copy to TMA-DMFO.
The using Military Departments and
the Design and Construction Agents may submit proposed changes to this
handbook through the Healthcare Facilities Steering Committee and TMA-
DMFO as provided at Section 01 of this handbook.
This handbook shall not be used as a reference document for procurement
of facilities construction.
It is to be used in the purchase of
facilities engineering studies and design (plans, specifications, and