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

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Key Public Laws

The Indian Health Care Improvement Act (IHCIA) of 1976 (25 USC § 1601, et seq.) and the Snyder Act of 1921 (25 USC § 13) comprise the basic legislative authority for the Indian Health Service. Listed below are these Acts along with several other Acts which give Congress authority to appropriate funds for the Indian Health Service.