2018- TSGAC Letter: Inclusion of Purchased and Referred Care (PRC) in Veterans Affairs and Indian Health Service Reimbursement Agreements

“The TSGAC urges the VA to establish a formally sanctioned workgroup or Tribal Advisory Committee comprised of Federal and Tribal officials to provide education, advocacy, policy guidance and recommendations regarding implementation of the VA-IHS MOU, related individual Tribal MOUs, and to ensure cooperation and coordination of healthcare programs and services for veterans. Currently, the VA has a Minority Veterans Committee; however, it is not sufficient for meaningful tribal consultation and deliberation on issues that pertain to the complex and varying infrastructure of tribal healthcare facilities.”