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Transmittal Notice 14-03


TN 2014-03
05/16/14

BACKGROUND

The purpose of this Transmittal Notice (TN) is to transmit a copy of the Part 3, Chapter 29, "Sexual Assault," Indian Health Manual (IHM).  This chapter aims to ensure that sexual assault services are patient-centered, culturally sensitive, and part of a coordinated community response.  It also establishes uniform clinical care guidelines for patients 18 years and older who present for sexual assault services at Indian Health Service (IHS) hospitals, health centers, and health stations (hereafter referred to as facilities).  All IHS employees who provide sexual assault services must receive appropriate training to ensure that clinical care is provided consistently and results in complete sexual assault medical forensic examinations and appropriate documentation.

/Yvette Roubideaux, M.D., M.P.H./
Yvette Roubideaux, M.D., M.P.H.
Acting Director
Indian Health Service


MATERIAL TRANSMITTED

Part 3, Chapter 29, "Sexual Assault," IHM

MATERIAL SUPERSEDED

Indian Health Manual 3-29, TN 2011-03 dated March 23, 2011

MANUAL MAINTENANCE

Insert the attached copy of Part 3, Chapter 29, "Sexual Assault," IHM, including the chapter Table of Contents, in its place after Part 3, Chapter 28, IHM.  Log and file this TN in sequential order.


Distribution:  IHS-wide
Date:  May 16, 2014

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