Reimbursement of Fee Paid by Medical Officer to Take National Board Examination

B-190068: Jan 3, 1978

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The Accounting and Finance Officer, requested an advance decision as to whether a medical officer may be reimbursed for a fee paid to take the national board examination in pediatrics. Since the fee was paid before the officer's entry into active duty, he was not entitled to payment which is limited to expenses of "career" officers. No action was taken in connection with payments for travel to take medical board examinations, but travel of Reserve officers for this purpose should not ordinarily be authorized.