Medical Officer also has authority to designate a
medicinal as controlled.
The commanding officer appoints in writing a
commissioned officer to serve as the bulk custodian.
This officer is responsible for and maintains custody of
all bulk controlled substances.
Security of controlled substances is of utmost
Therefore, access to controlled
medicinals is limited to the bulk custodian and the
senior medical department representative (SMDR).
Only individuals whose official duties require access
to such spaces will be provided the safe combinations.
The bulk custodian and the SMDR are responsible
for the receipt and custody of controlled substances.
Each unit must maintain a detailed record of the
receipt, transfer, survey, dispensing, and expenditure
of controlled substances in accordance with
MANMED, chapter 21.
Monthly, or more frequently if necessary, the
Controlled Substances Inventory Board will conduct
an unannounced inventory of controlled substances.
The commanding officer appoints three members to
this board, at least two of whom are commissioned
officers. The third member is an E-7 or above. The
officer having custodial responsibility is not appointed
to the board. After the board conducts the monthly
inventory, it will submit a report to the commanding
SURVEY OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES
The survey or inspection of the controlled
substance inventory will be much easier if you adhere
to proper documentation procedures.
controlled substances in the presence of at least one
member of the inventory board. Make appropriate
entries to the stock records and the Controlled
Substances Log. Items are destroyed in a manner that
ensures total destruction and prevents subsequent use.
The method of destruction must meet federal, state,
and local environmental pollution control standards.
A property survey is the procedure that is used
when Navy property or Defense Logistics Agency
material is lost, damaged, or destroyed. The purpose of
a survey is to determine who or what is responsible for
the loss, and to determine the actual loss to the United
States Government. To make a true determination, the
facts surrounding the loss or damage must be
thoroughly investigated in a timely manner. The forms
discussed in the following paragraphs are used in
connection with survey procedures.
FINANCIAL LIABILITY INVESTIGATION
OF PROPERTY LOSS, DD FORM 200
The Financial Liability Investigation of Property
Loss, DD Form 200, is used if personal responsibility
is evident, and if the commanding officer or higher
authority so directs.
For more detailed information about the survey
procedures, refer to the NAVSUP Manual, volumes I
CONTINGENCY SUPPLY BLOCKS
assemblage and management procedures
for medical contingency supply blocks.
At some point in your career, you may be assigned
to one of the six types (surgical, medical regulating,
preventive medicine, specialist support, special
psychiatric rapid intervention (SPRINT), or
h u m a n i t a r i a n s u p p o r t ) o f M o b i l e M e d i c a l
Augmentation Readiness Teams (MMART), to a fleet
hospital, or to some other contingency-related unit.
MMARTs are specialty units that can be deployed
anywhere in the world on short notice. The Medical
Augmentation Program (MAP), BUMEDINST
6440.5, gives detailed information on policies,
procedures, and responsibilities on the various types of
These specialty units require supplies and
equipment that may not be available or are in limited
supply in the area to which deployed. To circumvent
this problem, contingency supply blocks have been
Contingency supply blocks consist of functionally
packaged medical and dental equipment and supplies.
Each block is assembled to meet the needs of a specific