Two medical forms are required for all field party members:
All persons embarked aboard a NOAA ship must have a test for tuberculosis within the 12 months preceding the project end date. Full policy details are available in the document OMAO 1008: Tuberculosis Protection Program.
The NHSQ and TB screening forms must be submitted to a ship's servicing MOC Health Services office 30 days in advance of the project start date. This allows time to medically clear the individual and to request more information if needed. The form must be legible and complete. Unreadable or incomplete forms will be returned to the applicant. Late submissions may result in delayed medical clearance of sea duty past the project start date.
We ask that all personnel bring any prescription medication they may need and any over-the-counter medicine that is taken routinely (e.g. an aspirin per day, etc.). The ship maintains a stock of medications aboard, but supplies are limited and chances to restock are few. The medication stock is for emergency use only.
Medical forms can be sent to your servicing MOC Health Services office via fax or Accellion secure file transfer, https://sft2.doc.gov (for NOAA employees). Do not send as an unsecured email attachment.