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Transmittal Notice 09-03


TN 2009-03
01/21/09

BACKGROUND:

The purpose of this Transmittal Notice (TN) is to transmit a copy of the new Part 3, Chapter 28, “Physician Assistants,” Indian Health Manual (IHM).  This chapter establishes minimum Physician Assistant (PA) qualifications for employment in the Indian Health Service (IHS) and establish the IHS policy for national standards of practice for PAs.

/Robert G. McSwain/
Director
Indian Health Service


MATERIAL TRANSMITTED:

Part 3, Chapter 28, “Physician Assistants,” IHM


MATERIAL SUPERSEDED:

Indian Health Service Circular No. 96-02, “Physician Assistants,” 03/01/1996; Indian Health Service Circular No. 96-06, “Errata Notice for Indian Health Service Circular 95-16,” 06/05/1996; and Special General Memorandum 89-3, “Use of Certification as a Selective Factor for Physicians Assistants,” 08/25/1989.


MANUAL MAINTENANCE:

Insert the attached copy of the new Part 3, Chapter 28, “Physician Assistants,” IHM, including the Table of Contents, after Part 3, Chapter 27.

Log and file this TN in sequential order.


Distribution:  IHS-wide
Date:  January 21, 2009


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