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Frequently Asked Question

I just submitted my Annual Medical History 3 months ago and now I am getting messages that it is past due.  Why?

The Dive Management System (DMS) is programmed to prevent long gaps between Annual Medical History (or NF 57-03-54 Report of Medical History - Annual Update) submissions, so if you submit a report too early it will want another one in the month it was actually due. It is best to wait until the month it is due to submit the report, otherwise you will have to complete another form. 

Frequently Asked Question

When is my Annual Medical History due?

The Annual Medical History (otherwise known as NF 57-03-54 Report of Medical History - Annual Update) is due once a year on the same month that your last physical was conducted, regardless of when it was submitted to the Diving Program.  Please note that your birth month is also not relevant to the due date. The key here is that your annual history should be completed and submitted annually on the same month that your physician performed your last physical.

Two divers inside the NOAA diving training tank
October 9, 2015
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Physicians operate a hyperbaric chamber while instructors observe them.
October 14, 2015
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A NOAA Diving Center instructor demonstrates how to operate a hyperbaric chamber
November 17, 2015
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Students operating a 60" hyperbaric chamber at the NOAA Diving Center.
October 14, 2015
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Students review the day's dive plans.
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This page is a repository for all NOAA diving forms.  Each of the form links below will take you to a page with basic instructions and a downloadable form. All forms are provided as pdf documents and should be downloaded...
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Objective: To train NOAA Divers to understand, diagnose and treat diving injuries and maladies during a medical emergency. Photo: Faith Knighton/NOAA Click for download...
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Objective: Prepare students to respond appropriately and swiftly to injuries, and breathing and cardiac emergencies. Photo: Aitana de la Jara/NOAA Click for download,...

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