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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 policy also aids evidence collection for possible use in the criminal justice system response.

View the National IHS Sexual Assault Policy.

Responding to Requests for IHS Employee's Testimony or IHS Documents in Proceedings where the United States is not a Party

The IHM, Part 5, Chapter 27, establishes a national IHS policy for responding to subpoenas or requests for testimony or documents from Tribal, State or Federal courts and administrative tribunals where the United States is not a party. It also serves to inform IHS employees of the policy and procedures for implementing the Tribal Law and Order Act (TLOA) of 2010, which amended the Indian Law Enforcement Reform Act, 25 United States Code (U.S.C.) § 2813.

View Responding to Requests for IHS Employee's Testimony or IHS Documents in Proceedings where the U.S. is not a Party.