The Division of Regulatory Affairs (DRA) is located in the Office of Management Support at IHS Headquarters. The DRA has responsibility for legal issues and questions affecting policy, and regulatory matters as they affect implementation, management and administration of IHS programs. The DRA consists of the Regulations and Records. DRA also has responsibility for Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) functions, Privacy Act guidance, and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Reports Clearance process.
Please use the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Privacy Act web sites for more information.
If you are seeking legislative materials, such as the Indian Self-Determination Act or Indian Health Care Improvement Act, please use the Congressional and Legislative Affairs web site for these Acts or other legislative materials.
The Regulations and Records Access Team manages the IHS' regulations program by determining the need for and developing plans for changes in regulations. The Team also manages clearance of Federal Register documents and coordination with the Office of Federal Register.
The Policy Staff coordinates legal issues with the Office of General Counsel (OGC), IHS senior staff, and agencies within DHHS. The Policy Staff researches existing legal opinions and identifies and formulates requests for legal opinions to OGC. The Policy Staff provides liaison with the OGC in matters of litigation, regulations and legislation.
Please use this site to access regulatory and policy materials.
If you have questions about the Freedom of Information Act or the Privacy Act, please use the links at the left to access those program pages. Please see DRA staff listing for contacts for the 508 Coordinator, Information Collection, and Reports Clearance.
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