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No, they don't legally have to inform you. Behavioral health doesn't have the legal authority to initiate a separation, so there actually is nothing legally that took place. Your command didn't "deny" a separation that was initiated. Instead, they simply chose not to initiate a separation that was suggested to them.
In the military commanders initiate separations. They only have to inform you when they choose to initiate one...not when they choose to refrain from initiating one.
You can make a request to have an MEB started, but that has to be initiated by medical. You can ask, but you can't compel that it happen.
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