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Program Delegation #3


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Public Health Service
     Indian Health Service
 Rockville MD 20852

Program #3

FEB 24 2006

TO: Addressees

FROM: Director

SUBJECT: Delegation of Authority under the Health Maintenance Organization Act of 1973 (Public Law 93-222)

AUTHORITY DELEGATED

Pursuant to the authorities delegated to the Director, Indian Health Service (IHS), as specified in the Reorganization Order of January 4, 1988 (52 Federal Register 47053), which elevated the IHS to a Public Health Service Agency, I hereby delegate the authority under 42 United States Code, Section 2001(b), with the consent of the Indian people served, to contract with private or other non-Federal health agencies or organizations for the provisions of health services to such people on a fee-for-service basis or on a prepayment or other similar basis.

TO WHOM DELEGATED

Deputy Director, IHS
Deputy Director for Management Operations
Area Directors
Area Deputy Directors
Chief Executive Officers
Director, Office of Resource Access and Partnerships
Director, Division of Contract Care

AUTHORITY TO REDELEGATE

This authority may be redelegated.

RESTRICTIONS AND LIMITATIONS

These authorities shall be exercised in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations, and policy directives issued by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

SUPERSEDURE

This delegation supersedes the previous delegation, Program Delegation #3, Manual Exhibit 1-5.1H, dated November 23, 1988, Transmittal Notice 89.3 Indian Health Manual.

EFFECTIVE DATE

This delegation is effective upon the date of signature.

/Charles W. Grim, D.D.S./
Charles W. Grim, D.D.S., M.H.S.A.
Assistant Surgeon General

Addressees:

Deputy Director, IHS
Deputy Director for Management Operations
Area Directors
Area Deputy Directors
Chief Executive Officers


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