(SD)-Rosebud Tribal Official Upset Over Lack Of Confirmation For IHS Nominee
ROSEBUD, S.D. (AP) - An official with the Rosebud Sioux Tribe says congressional delay in approving a new Indian Health Service director could create more problems at IHS hospitals in South Dakota that are already in dangerous conditions.
It's been two months since President Donald Trump nominated Quapaw tribal member Robert Weaver to run the IHS, with little movement seen.
Rosebud Tribal Health Board member Oliver Semans Sr told the Sioux Falls Argus Leader that confirmation should be a priority given persistent problems at Indian Health Service facilities in South Dakota and other states.
Semans said tribal members have disagreed with many of the decisions the IHS has made to try to resolve problems at its hospital on the Rosebud Reservation, and they want the agency to stop and wait until Weaver is confirmed so they can meet with him and other officials about how to best handle the problems.
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