Summary: S.2953 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (05/19/2016)

Indian Health Service Accountability Act of 2016 or the IHS Accountability Act of 2016

This bill amends the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, the Public Health Service Act, and other laws to:

  • allow the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to remove, transfer, or demote certain employees of the Indian Health Service (IHS) based on performance or misconduct;
  • allow HHS to establish certain incentives related to IHS employee recruitment and retention;
  • require HHS to modify the pay system for certain IHS employees;
  • establish requirements for IHS and its employees with respect to retaliation and other conduct; and
  • revise other provisions regarding IHS hiring practices, liability protections, accountability, and transparency.