Summary: S.299 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed Senate amended (09/15/1999)

Establishes within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Indian Health to facilitate advocacy for the development of appropriate Indian health policy, and to promote consultation on matters related to Indian health, in a manner consistent with the government-to-government relationship between the United States and Indian tribes. Requires such Assistant Secretary to perform the functions currently performed by the Director of the Indian Health Service, as well as certain additional HHS advisory and coordinating services in Indian health matters.