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IHS Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Policy
The Indian Health Manual (IHM), Part 3, Chapter 31, purpose is to identify victims of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and intervene on their behalf within a system of medical care and referral that is patient-centered, culturally sensitive, and trauma-informed.
IHS Sexual Assault Policy
The 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.