Transmittal Notice 05-07
This is to transmit a copy of the revised Indian Health Manual (IHM), Part 1, Chapter 1, "Indian Health Service Manual System." This chapter establishes the policies, procedures, and responsibilities for the development of Indian Health Service (IHS) directives and for the administration and maintenance of the IHS manual system. The IHS manual system serves to assist the decisionmaking process of IHS staff by defining the parameters within which a decision may be made. This chapter has been revised to keep policy information and procedural guidelines current, appropriate, and adequate in order for IHS staff to effectively perform their duties and responsibilities.
Charles W. Grim, D.D.S., M.H.S.A.
Assistant Surgeon General
Director, Indian Health Service
The revised IHM 1-1, including the chapter Table of Contents, and Manual Exhibits 1-1-A through 1-1-H.
The IHM 1-1, Transmittal Notice (TN) 97-07, dated October 30, 1997.
Remove and discard the current copies of IHM 1-1 (TN 97-07) from your manual system binders and discard. Insert the attached copy of the revised IHM 1-1, including the chapter Table of Contents, and Manual Exhibits 1-1-A through 1-1-H, in its place.
Log and file this TN in sequential order.
Date: August 17, 2005