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     Indian Health Manual

Transmittal Notice 72-04

TN 72-04
07/12/72

BACKGROUND

This transmittal forwards a new chapter in Part 3, Professional Services - Chapter 3, Health Records.  This chapter outlines the objectives, goals and general area of responsibility for the Indian Health Service Health Records Branch.  It also includes Interdepartmental Responsibilities and Medicolegal Aspects of Health Records.


/Signature for/
Emery A. Johnson, M.D.
Assistant Surgeon General
Director, Indian Health Service

MATERIAL TRANSMITTED

Table of Contents - Chapter 3.
Chapter 3, Pages 1 thru 59.
References, Page 60.
Appendix I, II, III, and IV.
Exhibit X 3-3.130(2).


MATERIAL SUPERSEDED

DIH Operating Memorandum 57 - 47 - Indexing of Diagnosis & Operative Proc.
DIH Operating Memorandum 57 - 48 - Record of Clinic Visits.
DIH Operating Memorandum 57 - 50 - Instructions for Hospital Admission Forms.
DIH Operating Memorandum 57 - 62 - Monthly Inpatient & Outpatient Reports.
DIH Operating Memorandum 58 - 10 - Instructions for Use of Clinical Record.
DIH Operating Memorandum 58 - 18 - Telephone Roster and Bed Tag.
DIH Circular 61 - 5 - Midnight Census Report and Admission and Discharge Sheet.
DIH Circular 61 - 10 - Emergency Room Record.
DIH Circular 61 - 11 - Procedures to Follow After Completing a Fetal Death or Stillbirth Certificate.
DIH Circular 61 - 23 - Patient Referral and Follow-up Procedure.
DIH Circular 62 - 5 - Release of Clinical Information.
DIH Circular 62 - 7 - Instructions for Using PHS 1944 - Release from Responsibility for Discharge.
DIH Circular 63 - 14 - Use of Clinical Records in Connection with Audits by GAO Personnel.
DIH Circular 69 - 1 - Disposal of Stillborn by PHS Hospitals


MANUAL MAINTENANCE

File new chapter in proper sequence in manual.  Remove superseded Operating Memorandums and Circulars and destroy.


Distribution:  HSM 102 - 105; HSM 107 - 108; HSM 111 - 118 Tab d
Date:  July 12, 1972
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