Army Memo re: Detention Medical Staff Interaction with Behavioral Science Team at the Guantanamo Bay Hospital

This memo is to clarify the mission, duties and limitations of the Behavioral Science Consultation Team (BSCT) while at Guantanamo hospital and how they may interphase with the Joint Medical Group (JMG). The memo states i) JMG staff members do NOT participate in any interrogation activities nor are they present during any interrogation activities; ii) The BSCT should redirect medical concerns raised by Detainees during the interrogation or intelligence gathering process to Detention Medical personnel beyond the scope of the normal sick-call; iii) Concerns about health status or medical condition of detainees will NOT be conveyed directly to Detention Medical personnel by interrogators; iv) Requests from the BSCT for medical information related to a detainee will be forwarded to the JMG Medical Planner group email; and v) Meetings between BSCT staff and JMG staff will be held on an as needed basis.

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Non-legal Memo
Doc_date: 
Tuesday, February 15, 2005
Doc_rel_date: 
Wednesday, June 14, 2006
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DETENTION HOSPITAL SOP NO: 008 GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA
Title: DETENTION MEDICAL INTERFACE WITH
BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE CONSULTATION
TEAM Page 1 of 3

Effective Date: 15 Feb 05
SCOPE: JOINT MEDICAL GROUP (JMG)
I. REFERENCE
(a) Director, Joint Intelligence Group Operational Policy Memorandum dtd 10 Dec 04
IL ENCLOSURE — N/A
III. BACKGROUND:
The Behavioral Science Consultation Team (BSCT) is NOT part of the Joint Task Force Guantanamo (JTF-GTMO), Joint Medical Group (JMG). They are a component of the Joint Interrogation Group (JIG) that supports the Interrogation Control Element (ICE) and Joint Detention Operations Group (JDOG). The mission of BSCT includes providing psychological consultation in support of safe, legal, ethical, and effective interrogation and detention operations at JTF-GTMO. Reference (a) outlines the specific objectives and mission essential tasks for the BSCT.
IV. POLICY
IMG staff members do NOT participate in any interrogation activities nor are they present during any interrogation activities.
. The BSCT should redirect medical concerns raised by Detainees during the interrogation or intelligence gathering process to Detention Medical personnel if they are beyond the scope of the normal sick-call opportunities made available to all Detainees.
Concerns about health status or medical condition of detainees will NOT be conveyed directly to Detention Medical personnel by interrogators. Any attempt to do so, will be redirected to the BSCT.
BSCT staff may check directly with Detention Medical clinical staff to confirm whether or not a detainee is medically fit for interrogation activities.
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V. PROCEDURES
Requests from the BSCT for medical information related to a detainee will be forwarded to the JMG Medical Planner group email. The requests will be assigned individual tracking numbers as appropriate and forwarded to the Detention Medical Senior Medical Officer for response.
Recognize that there may be time sensitive issues, such as possible detainee abuse, where BSCT staff may contact the Detention Medical Officer in Charge or Senior Medical Officer and request medical evaluation of a detainee.
D Meetings between BSCT staff and JMG staff will be held on an as needed basis, but not less than quarterly, to facilitate resolution of procedural issues and discuss common problems. Specific detainee medical information will not be solicited or discussed in this forum.
STANDING OPERATING PROCEDURES Detention Medical Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
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