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Influencing Rulemaking: Department of Health & Human Services Continuing with the government sector the Department of Health & Human Services (or HHS), a basis should be presented. Department of Health & Human Services mission is to “enhance and protect the health and well-being of all Americans by providing effective health and human services and fostering advances in medicine, public health, and social services” (HHS, 2019). There are 13 agencies that fall under the Department of Health & Human Services: Center for Disease Control (CDC), Indian Health Service (IHS), and Medicaid/Medicare to name a few. Each division is comprised of numerous sub-divisions; a total of 13 divisions/agencies and over 100 programs/services (HHS, 2019). For HHS, the Department Secretary would typically propose a rule; Notice of Proposed Ruling Making (NPRM) may be located at HHS.gov/Regulations for public commenting and final rule(s). The Department of Health & Human Services Secretary is charged with decision-making in relation to current and proposed changes for the Indian Health Service. The Indian Health Care Improvement Act (IHCIA) Public Law 94–437 (Harvard Law, 2015); Approved September 30, 1976; 25 U.S.C. 1601 et seq. was enriched by the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, Public Law 94- 437 (Harvard Law, 2015) signed into law by Obama in 2010. These laws only augment and strengthen the Department Secretary’s judgment and oversight on Indian Health Service. With
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  • Fall '16
  • Federal government of the United States, Indian Health Service

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