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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.


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                   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

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                                 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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