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Z-Gram #97; dated 21 July 1971

Commuted Rations for Hospital Patients

R 212204Z JUL 71
FM CNO (Z-97)

TO NAVOP

UNCLAS //N00000//
COMMUTED RATIONS FOR HOSPITAL PATIENTS

A. BUPERSMAN 2640150.7

1. IT HAS COME TO MY ATTENTION THAT ENLISTED PERSONNEL ATTACHED TO NAVAL HOSPITALS FOR REHABILITATION WHO ARE LIVING AND SUBSISTING AT HOME ARE NOT NORMALLY PERMITTED TO RECEIVE COMMUTED RATIONS. SUCH PATIENTS USUALLY SPEND ONLY A FEW HOURS EACH WEEK PHYSICALLY AT THE HOSPITAL.

2. SUBJECT TO THE GUIDELINES ESTABLISHED BY REFERENCE A AND UNLESS MEDICALLY CONTRAINDICATED, ENLISTED PATIENTS ATTACHED TO NAVAL HOSPITALS, WHO OTHERWISE WOULD BE AUTHORIZED TO LIVE OFF-STATION, SHALL BE AUTHORIZED COMMUTED RATIONS SUBSEQUENT TO THEIR REQUEST FOR SUCH AUTHORIZATION.

3. THE ABOVE IS NOT INTENDED TO AFFECT THE PATIENTS WHO SPEND MOST OF THE DAY AT THE HOSPITAL AND ARE GRANTED NORMAL LIBERTY AT NIGHT. SUCH PATIENTS SHOULD CONTINUE TO SUBSIST IN KIND IN THE HOSPITAL MESS.

4. CHANGES TO REFERENCE (A) WILL BE ISSUED IN THIS REGARD. ADMIRAL E. R. ZUMWALT, USN, CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS.

BT

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Transcription note: original message does not include "Jr." in the signature block.

ACRONYMS/ABBREVIATIONS:
BUPERSMAN: Bureau of Naval Personnel Manual

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Published:Tue Oct 25 06:32:16 EDT 2016