A-31602, MAY 8, 1930, 9 COMP. GEN. 470

A-31602: May 8, 1930

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IS ENTITLED TO TRANSPORTATION AND REIMBURSEMENT OF ACTUAL AND NECESSARY EXPENSES AS PRESCRIBED BY A.R. 35 4910. REQUESTING DECISION WHETHER YOU ARE AUTHORIZED TO MAKE PAYMENT ON A VOUCHER TRANSMITTED THEREWITH IN FAVOR OF SECOND LIEUT. IS RELIEVED FROM FURTHER OBSERVATION AND TREATMENT AT THIS GENERAL HOSPITAL AND FROM DUTY AT THIS STATION. WILL THEN PROCEED TO FITZSIMONS GENERAL HOSPITAL. THE QUARTERMASTER CORPS WILL FURNISH THE NECESSARY TRANSPORTATION. THE TRAVEL DIRECTED IS NECESSARY IN THE PUBLIC SERVICE AND IS CHARGEABLE TO THE FOLLOWING PROCUREMENT AUTHORITIES: TRAVEL MD 264 P 5002 A 9-0. THE EXPENSES UNDER THE ABOVE PROCUREMENT AUTHORITIES WILL BE REPORTED TO THE SURGEON GENERAL AS REQUIRED BY CIRCULAR LETTER NO. 44.

A-31602, MAY 8, 1930, 9 COMP. GEN. 470

TRAVELING EXPENSES - ARMY NURSES - TRANSFER FROM ONE HOSPITAL TO ANOTHER AN ARMY NURSE TRAVELING UNDER ORDERS FROM ONE HOSPITAL TO ANOTHER FOR OBSERVATION AND TREATMENT, IS ENTITLED TO TRANSPORTATION AND REIMBURSEMENT OF ACTUAL AND NECESSARY EXPENSES AS PRESCRIBED BY A.R. 35 4910.

COMPTROLLER GENERAL MCCARL TO MAJ. J. A. MARMON, UNITED STATES ARMY, MAY 8, 1930:

THERE HAS BEEN RECEIVED YOUR LETTER OF APRIL 17, 1930, REQUESTING DECISION WHETHER YOU ARE AUTHORIZED TO MAKE PAYMENT ON A VOUCHER TRANSMITTED THEREWITH IN FAVOR OF SECOND LIEUT. LORENE LAYNE, NURSE, ARMY NURSE CORPS, FOR $8.95, CLAIMED AS REIMBURSEMENT FOR MEALS AND TIPS WHILE TRAVELING MARCH 5 TO 7, 1930, BY TRAIN FROM THE ARMY AND NAVY GENERAL HOSPITAL, HOT SPRINGS, ARK., TO FITZSIMONS GENERAL HOSPITAL, DENVER, COLO., UNDER AUTHORITY CONTAINED IN SPECIAL ORDERS, NO. 27, HEADQUARTERS ARMY AND NAVY GENERAL HOSPITAL, DATED MARCH 3, 1930, AS FOLLOWS:

CSS/O SPECIAL ORDERS) HEADQUARTERS ARMY AND NAVY GENERAL HOSPITAL,

NO. 27 ( OFFICE OF THE COMMANDING OFFICER,

HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK, ARK., MARCH 3, 1930.

1. IN COMPLIANCE WITH FIRST INDORSEMENT, WAR DEPARTMENT, A.G.O., FEBRUARY 27, 1930 (A.G. 201. LAYNE, LORENE, 2ND LT., A.N.C., 2-25-30), OFF.DIV., SECOND LIEUTENANT LORENE LAYNE, NURSE, ARMY NURSE CORPS, IS RELIEVED FROM FURTHER OBSERVATION AND TREATMENT AT THIS GENERAL HOSPITAL AND FROM DUTY AT THIS STATION, EFFECTIVE MARCH 5, 1930, AND WILL THEN PROCEED TO FITZSIMONS GENERAL HOSPITAL, DENVER, COLORADO, REPORTING UPON ARRIVAL TO THE COMMANDING OFFICER FOR OBSERVATION AND TREATMENT.

THE QUARTERMASTER CORPS WILL FURNISH THE NECESSARY TRANSPORTATION.

THE TRAVEL DIRECTED IS NECESSARY IN THE PUBLIC SERVICE AND IS CHARGEABLE TO THE FOLLOWING PROCUREMENT AUTHORITIES: TRAVEL MD 264 P 5002 A 9-0, REIMBURSEMENT OF TRAVELING EXPENSES MD 264 P 5071 A 9-0, AS PRESCRIBED IN AR 40-20, FREIGHT MD 264 P 4905 A 9-0.

THE EXPENSES UNDER THE ABOVE PROCUREMENT AUTHORITIES WILL BE REPORTED TO THE SURGEON GENERAL AS REQUIRED BY CIRCULAR LETTER NO. 44, OFFICE OF THE SURGEON GENERAL, DATED NOVEMBER 27, 1925.

BY ORDER OF COLONEL PATTERSON:

CHAS. S. S. SLY,

CAPTAIN, MED.ADM. CORPS, ADJUTANT.

COMPLYING WITH THESE ORDERS, LIEUTENANT LAYNE LEFT HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK AT 6.45 P.M., MARCH 5, 1930, AND ARRIVED AT DENVER AT 3.45 P.M., MARCH 7, 1930. THERE IS CLAIMED $7.95 FOR FIVE MEALS AND TIPS TO WAITERS, AND $1 FOR FOUR TIPS TO PORTERS.

SECTION 6 OF THE ACT OF JULY 9, 1918, 40 STAT. 879, PROVIDES:

THAT MEMBERS OF SAID NURSE CORPS SHALL RECEIVE TRANSPORTATION AND NECESSARY EXPENSES WHEN TRAVELING UNDER ORDERS, * * * AND, DURING ILLNESS, SUCH MEDICAL CARE AS MAY BE PRESCRIBED IN REGULATIONS BY THE SECRETARY OF WAR; * * *

PARAGRAPH 17-B-/1) OF ARMY REGULATIONS 40-20 CITED BY YOU PROVIDES:

ALLOWANCES ACCRUED FOR TRAVEL UNDER COMPETENT ORDERS, AS FOLLOWS:

(A) FROM PLACE OF RECEIVING ORDERS ON ENTERING ACTIVE SERVICE TO FIRST STATION OF DUTY.

(B) BETWEEN STATIONS OF DUTY.

(C) FROM LAST STATION OF DUTY TO HOME UPON DISCHARGE OR RELIEF FROM ACTIVE SERVICE.

SEE ALSO PARAGRAPH 1 A.R.35-4910.

THERE IS NO INTENT IN THIS PARAGRAPH TO LIMIT THE STATUTORY GRANT OF "NECESSARY EXPENSES WHEN TRAVELING UNDER ORDERS.' NOR ARE THE DECISIONS UNDER THE MILEAGE LAWS APPLICABLE TO COMMISSIONED OFFICERS TRAVELING TO HOSPITAL IN POINT. 5 COMP. DEC. 976, 9 ID. 616; 25 ID. 97 AND 902, AND 26 ID. 259. SEE THE LAWS INVOLVED, QUOTED, 25 COMP. DEC. 904 AND 905; THE LIMITATIONS IN THOSE LAWS ARE NOT APPLICABLE TO THE TRAVEL "UNDER ORDERS" OF A MEMBER OF THE ARMY NURSE CORPS.

YOUR ARE ADVISED THAT PAYMENT MAY BE MADE ON THE VOUCHER IF IT IS OTHERWISE CORRECT.