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Titles (3)

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Short Titles - Senate

Short Titles as Introduced

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

Official Titles

Official Titles - Senate

Official Titles as Introduced

A bill to promote patient-centered care and accountability at the Indian Health Service, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
05/19/2016Introduced in Senate

All Actions (3)

Date All Actions
09/21/2016Committee on Indian Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
06/17/2016Committee on Indian Affairs. Hearings held in Rapid City, South Dakota. With printed Hearing: S.Hrg. 114-522.
05/19/2016Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (4)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Thune, John [R-SD]* 05/19/2016
Sen. Rounds, Mike [R-SD] 05/24/2016
Sen. McCain, John [R-AZ] 09/19/2016
Sen. Daines, Steve [R-MT] 09/21/2016

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Indian Affairs05/19/2016 Referred to
06/17/2016 Hearings by
09/21/2016 Markup by

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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.