IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
February 15, 2023
Ms. Smith (for herself and Mr. Mullin) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs
To amend the Indian Health Care Improvement Act to establish an urban Indian organization confer policy for the Department of Health and Human Services.
This Act may be cited as the
Urban Indian Health Confer Act.
Urban Indian organization confer policy
Section 514 of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (25 U.S.C. 1660d) is amended by striking subsection (b) and inserting the following:
The Secretary shall ensure that the Service and the other agencies and offices of the Department confer, to the maximum extent practicable, with urban Indian organizations in carrying out—
this Act; and
other provisions of law relating to Indian health care.