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Introduced in Senate (05/07/2020)


116th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. 3650


To amend the Indian Health Care Improvement Act to deem employees of urban Indian organizations as part of the Public Health Service for certain purposes, and for other purposes.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 7, 2020

Ms. Smith (for herself, Mr. Lankford, Mr. Udall, and Ms. McSally) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs


A BILL

To amend the Indian Health Care Improvement Act to deem employees of urban Indian organizations as part of the Public Health Service for certain purposes, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Coverage for Urban Indian Health Providers Act”.

SEC. 2. Deeming urban Indian organizations and employees to be a part of the Public Health Service for the purposes of certain claims for personal injury.

Title V of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (25 U.S.C. 1651 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following:

“SEC. 519. Deeming urban Indian organizations and employees to be a part of the Public Health Service for the purposes of certain claims for personal injury.

“Section 102(d) of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 5321(d)) shall apply to—

“(1) an urban Indian organization to the same extent and in the same manner as that section applies to an Indian tribe, a tribal organization, and an Indian contractor; and

“(2) the employees of an urban Indian organization to the same extent and in the same manner as that section applies to employees of an Indian tribe, a tribal organization, and an Indian contractor.”.


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