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Indian Health Service The Federal Health Program for American Indians and Alaska Natives

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Policies

IHS Sexual Assault Policy

The Indian Health Manual (IHM), Part 3, Chapter 29, establishes uniform clinical care guidelines for adult and adolescent victims of sexual assault who are seeking services at an Indian Health Service (IHS) operated hospital, to ensure their care is culturally sensitive, patient-centered, their needs are addressed, and the community response is coordinated. The policies also aid evidence collection for possible use in the criminal justice system response.

View the National IHS Sexual Assault Policy.