A: Yes, the SF600 and AHLTA checklist reports are both fillable PDFs and saving them to your hard
drive will save any information entered into them. You can also do a “Save-As” to keep a blank version
while creating a new file with information filled in.
If you have certain exams that you perform often, you can save an otherwise blank copy with your
clinic’s information pre-filled in to avoid having to re-type it. Be aware, however, than there will
be frequent revisions and corrections made on an ongoing basis to the Manual, so avoid using a saved
form for more than 90 days or so to ensure you are using an up-to-date copy.
If you choose to save forms which contain PII/PHI, you must ensure that you are in compliance with all
applicable regulations pertaining to the storage, retrieval or transmission of PII/PHI according to
OPNAV, Privacy Act, HIPAA, etc.