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DDP 11.01(Amend # 27)1/3DCSM DIRECTIVE AND PROCEDURE 11.01PROVISION OF COMFORT ITEMS TO HOSPITALIZED CF MEMBERSReferences: A. CANFORGEN 191/06 CMP 096 211022Z DEC 06B. CANFORGEN 211/09 CMP 089/09 101934Z DEC 09INTRO1. The provision of hospital comforts is traditionally a leadershipresponsibility that has historically been aided by the financial assistance of aCanadian Forces Mess. Attention was drawn to a shortfall in support tohospitalized members of the CF during the increased level of operations in 2005and 2006. As a result, the Canadian Forces Personnel Support Agency(CFPSA) facilitated the provision of hospital comforts, which was announced byreference A. A review of transactions for the Hospital Comforts Fund wasconducted in 2009, which resulted in some improvements for the consistentdelivery of support across the CF, which was announced by reference B.PROCESS2. The parent unit is responsible to ensure the availability of hospitalcomforts. In addition to a responsibility to ensure that a representative of the unitvisits hospitalized personnel, Commanding Officers are authorized to direct theprovision of the following comforts to eligible personnel:a. basic television rental for the duration of the hospitalization;b. basic telephone rental for the duration of the hospitalization;c. access to internet and e-mail services for the duration of thehospitalization;d. parking expenses up to a maximum of $50 per month;ande. purchase of amenities, at a daily rate of $10 to a maximum of $300(examples provided in reference B). Note that requests for additional fund in excess of 30 days will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the Sr Mgr MFF/Hospital Comforts.3. For long-term care, loan items such as DVD players and lap topcomputers may be considered by Sr Mgr MFF/Hospital Comforts.
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