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Email - Long-Term Care

From: Kerrigan, Margo (IHS/CAL)
Sent: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 4:19 PM
Subject: IHS Director's Letter re: Long-Term Care

Dear Tribal Leaders,

Today the IHS Director posted a January 6, 2012 Dear Tribal Leader Letter regarding tribal consultation on long-term care.  Comments are due March 16, 2012 at

Director's Blog

Consultation on IHCIA Long-Term Care Provisions
Posted on January 11, 2012

I recently sent a letter [Link to IHS PDF - 31KB] to all Tribes to request consultation on implementation of the long-term care provisions in the recent permanent reauthorization of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act included as a part of the Affordable Care Act. I am requesting comments on the recommendations from the November 2010 Conference entitled "Long-Term Care in Indian Country: New Opportunities and New Ideas" and priorities for implementation efforts. While we have not received specific funding for long-term care, I would like to identify actions we can take now while we work through the budget formulation process on this topic. Comments are due by March 16, 2012.

Margo Kerrigan
IHS California Area Office
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