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This site is maintained by the U.S. Government. It is protected by various provisions of Title 18, U.S. Code. Violations of Title 18 are subject to criminal prosecution in federal court.

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, we employ software programs to monitor traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. In the event of authorized law enforcement investigations, and pursuant to any required legal process, information from these sources may be used to help identify an individual.

Links from IHS websites to other websites

IHS web pages may link to other government (Federal, state, local) sites unless otherwise requested. IHS web pages will only link to other Federal Government websites when those sites have supplemental material that may be useful to our viewers.

IHS web pages will link to non-Federal Government websites as a public service to our viewers. By linking to an external site, IHS does not imply endorsement of the site's sponsor (unless explicitly stated), nor does IHS control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of the information contained on any non-IHS website.

Before linking to an external website, IHS ensures that the site:

  • relates to and complements existing information found on the IHS.gov website
  • contains relevant and useful content that will benefit our viewers
  • provides information at no cost to the viewer

In addition, IHS ensures that external websites are:

  • excellent in their overall quality and present a professional image
  • easy to understand and navigate
  • free from hate, bias, and discrimination, as well as misleading or unsubstantiated claims, or information that conflicts with the mission of IHS.

Links to IHS websites from other websites

You do not need to request permission to link to any page on www.ihs.gov. The Indian Health Service is a public entity and has no policy which will allow us to either permit or deny your request to establish a link to our site.

Reciprocal Links

IHS web pages link to relevant information whether the linked site provides a link to www.ihs.gov or not. IHS does not engage in reciprocal linking. If you manage a website and want to link to www.ihs.gov or one of our pages, please feel free to do so.

Endorsement Disclaimer - Pop-Up Advertisements

When visiting our Web site, your Web browser may produce pop-up advertisements. These advertisements were most likely produced by other Web sites you visited or by third party software installed on your computer. The Indian Health Service does not endorse or recommend products or services for which you may view a pop-up advertisement on your computer screen while visiting our site.

Information Disclaimer

The information provided using this web site is only intended to be general summary information to the public. It is not intended to take the place of either the written law or regulations.

Copyright Status

Most information on this site is in the public domain. Unless stated otherwise, documents and files on IHS Web servers can be freely downloaded and reproduced. Images on www.ihs.gov require explicit permission before re-use. Most documents on this server are sponsored by the IHS; however, you may encounter documents that were sponsored along with private companies and other organizations. Other parties may retain all rights to publish or reproduce these documents or to allow others to do so. Some documents available from this server may be protected under the U.S. and foreign copyright laws. Permission to reproduce these documents may be required. If unsure to what is in the public domain email the site contact. If no contact is listed email the IHS Web Manager.