Chief Medical Officer
The CMO is a part of senior staff responsible for the bio-hazard protocols aboard a starship, and for the monitoring of the transport biofilters. Any medical care that is needed be it a small bruise or abrasion, or full scale cardiac surgery becomes their responsibility. Duties to the Commanding Officer is as follows: Ensure that the Commanding Officer is at all times medically capable of performing his or her duties. The Chief Medical Officer may relieve the Commanding Officer of duty. It is recommended that the CMO consult the Ship's Counselor and perhaps other senior officers before doing so.