July 8, 2019 —
We plan to begin our evaluation in July 2019. Our objective is to determine how the DoD meets outpatient mental health access to care standards for active duty service members and their families in accordance with law and applicable DoD policies. We will look at appointment booking and referral processes for outpatient mental health care. We may expand the objective and scope during the course of the evaluation if we find program oversight issues that require immediate management attention. We will also consider suggestions from management on additional or revised objectives for this evaluation.