Effective 14 March 1997, each MTN affiliated program must ensure there is a separation of duties between the Program Director and Program Administrator. This change is required to ensure the integrity of AHA completion cards and course examinations.
There is an inherent potential for fraud when the same individual is allowed to request AHA cards, distribute the cards and have sole responsibility for the accounting for all cards. Each case of alleged fraud reported to the MTN requires investigation by the unit Commander and legal review at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Commanding Officers continue to prosecute persons found guilty of misuse of the AHA cards.