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     Indian Health Manual

Program Delegation #10


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Public Health Service
     Indian Health Service
 Rockville MD 20852

Program #10

October 06, 2017

TO: Addressees
See Below
FROM: Director
SUBJECT: Delegation of Authority, Program #10, "Program Delegation of Authority"

AUTHORITY DELEGATED

Pursuant to the authorities delegated to the Director, Indian Health Service (IHS), as specified in the Reorganization Order of January 4, 1988 (52 FR 47053), which elevated the IHS to a Public Health Service Agency, I hereby delegate to the officials listed below, the following authorities:

For the conservation of health and to ensure a comprehensive health services delivery system for American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN), reference the Act of November 2, 1921 (25 United States Code (U.S.C.) 13; c115, 42 stat. 208), expending moneys as Congress may from time to time appropriate for the benefit, care, and assistance of Indians throughout the United States; and the Act of August 5, 1954 (Public Law 83-568; 68 stat:  674 as amended; 42 U.S.C. 2001 et seq.), transferring health and sanitation services for AI/ANs from the Department of the Interior to the Department of Health and Human Services.

TO WHOM DELEGATED

Principal Deputy Director
Deputy Director, IHS
Deputy Director for Management Operations
Chief Medical Officer
Deputy Director for Quality Health Care
Deputy Director for Intergovernmental Affairs
Deputy Director for Field Operations
Chief of Staff
All Office Directors, IHS Headquarters
All Division Directors, IHS Headquarters
Area Directors
Deputy Area Directors
Area Executive Officers
Chief Executive Officers

AUTHORITY TO REDELEGATE

These authorities may be redelegated.

RESTRICTIONS AND LIMITATIONS

These authorities shall be exercised through the chain-of-command and in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations, and policy directives issued by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

SUPERSESSION

This delegation supersedes the previous delegation of authority located in the Indian Health Manual, Program Delegation #10, dated May 25, 2006.

EFFECTIVE DATE

This delegation is effective on date of signature.


/Michael D. Weahkee/
RADM Michael D. Weahkee, MBA, MHSA
Assistant Surgeon General, U.S. Public Health Service
Acting Director
Indian Health Service
Addressees:

Principal Deputy Director
Deputy Director, IHS
Deputy Director for Management Operations
Chief Medical Officer
Deputy Director for Quality Health Care
Deputy Director for Intergovernmental Affairs
Deputy Director for Field Operations
Chief of Staff
All Office Directors, IHS Headquarters
All Division Directors, IHS Headquarters
Area Directors
Deputy Area Directors
Area Executive Officers
Chief Executive Officers

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