As a result of the current Federal government funding situation, the information on this website may not be up to date or acted upon. Updates regarding government operating status and resumption of normal operations can be found at www.opm.gov . Despite the lapse in appropriations, IHS will continue to provide direct clinical health care services as well as referrals for contracted services that cannot be provided through IHS clinics. For more information on how IHS is impacted, visit: HHS Contingency Plan
Forms and Records Management
The IHS Records Disposition Schedule is designed to provide disposition authorities for records collected and maintained by the IHS. It has been developed as a means of identifying and describing, in one publication, all records unique to the operations and functions of the IHS. Below are the links to the Medical Records, Schedule 3 Professional Services retention schedule and all retention schedules.
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
The NARA website provides guidelines for record storage, maintenance, transmittal and disposition of records.