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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Listening Session – Session 1: Purchased Referred Care

December 16, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm CST

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Health Administration will host two listening sessions regarding our collaborative efforts to administer VA’s Indian Health Service/Tribal Health Program (IHS/THP) Reimbursement Agreement Program (RAP) and implement Public Law 116-311, Proper and Reimbursed Care for Native Veterans Act. Inclusion of PRC into the program will require adopting a new agreement template. A tribal consultation will be held at a future date that incorporates information obtained from these sessions. Public Law 116-311 amends Section 405(c) of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (25 U.S.C. 1645) by clarifying the authority to reimburse for services regardless of whether they are provided directly by the Service, an Indian tribe, or tribal organization, through purchased/referred care, or through a contract for travel described in section 213(b).

Written comments may also be submitted to before February 13, 2022. For questions regarding these efforts, please contact Kara Hawthorne at Program information can be found on the VA Office of Community Care’s website:, and the Office of Tribal Government Relations Web site:

Who Should Attend: Tribal Leaders


December 16, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm CST
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