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HHS OCR Tribal Consultation: Section 1557 – Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM)

August 31 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Dear Tribal Leaders, Public Health Officials, and Indian Country Professionals,

Please see the attached Dear Tribal Leader Letter initiating Tribal Consultation on a recent proposed rule that revises implementing regulations for Section 1557 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Section 1557) related to Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities, 42 U.S.C. § 18116. The NPRM proposes robust civil rights protections on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability, and the Department invites you to participate in a Tribal Consultation to share your views and civil rights priorities.

HHS will hold a Virtual Tribal Consultation on the proposed rule on August 31, 2022, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., EDT. This Tribal Consultation will provide an opportunity for HHS to inform Tribes about the proposed regulatory changes to the Section 1557 implementing regulation at 45 C.F.R. Part 92. Additionally, this Tribal Consultation will also provide a forum for Tribes to collectively share their views and priorities with HHS officials about the federal requirements for nondiscrimination in health programs and activities.

HHS understands the importance of hearing from Tribes on national and regional issues, as well as Tribe-specific concerns. You can register for the Tribal Consultation on Section 1557

Rulemaking at the following link: Register Here.


Tribal Affairs Team

Office of the Secretary | Intergovernmental and External Affairs

Department of Health and Human Services


August 31
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT


Thursday, August 4

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Wednesday, August 3

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Tuesday, August 2

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7:30 am
Registration (Location: Sequoia)

9:00 am
Posting of Colors (Location: Grand Peninsula Ballroom)

9:05 am
Welcome & Opening Prayer

9:10 am
Time of Reflection

9:25 am
Welcome & Opening Message from SGCETC Board of Directors 

9:30 am
Welcome from Tribal Nations within California and Discussion of Hot  Topics

10:15 am
Discussion with Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Bryan Newland

10:30 am

10:45 am
Establishing the Bay Area American Indian Cultural District

11:00 am
COVID Update and Indian Health Service Initiatives to Improve Health and Wellbeing

11:30 am
International Decade (2022 – 2032) of Indigenous Language Preservation

11:45 am
Lunch Break

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Breakout Sessions

 2:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Networking Break

2:15 pm – 3:30 pm
Breakout Sessions

3:30 pm- 3:45 pm

3:45 pm
Threats to Tribal Sovereignty: Protecting the Indian Child Welfare Act

(Location: Grand Peninsula Ballroom)

4:05 pm
Self-Governance Updates from DOI, IHS, and DOT

4:45 pm
Tiwahe Initiative – Federal Updates


Additional Meetings and Activities

11:30 am – 5:00 pm
DOI SGDB Training Room (Sand Pebble D)

11:30 am – 5:00 pm
Individual Meetings with OSG Staff- Open (Board Rooms 3 & 4)

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tribal Caucus for the Food Distribution Program for Indian Reservations Consultation Meeting (Cypress A)