The National Council of Chief Clinical Consultants (NC4) is a permanent council of the Indian Health Service, composed of the Chief Clinical Consultants, who are appointed by the Director of the Indian Health Service. All CCC's are full-time employees of a Native Corporation, Urban, Tribal or Indian Health Service program, are board certified, registered or certified as appropriate for their discipline/specialty, and have significant experience in the discipline/specialty within the Native American healthcare system. New appointments are for five years at the discretion of the Director of the Indian Health Service.
The Chief Clinical Consultants are advocates for improved patient care at all levels of Native Corporation, Tribal, Urban, and IHS programs. They provide consultation to facilitate improved care, as the self-governance transition proceeds. They are available to provide services to any Tribal, Urban, or IHS facility, which include—
- Site evaluation/program review
- Establishment and review of standards of care
- Peer Review
- Development and review of policy and procedure
- Facilitation of Continuing Education specific to Indian Health
- Tort claim review and risk management
- Recruitment and credentialing
- Facility planning
Visit the National Council of Chief Clinical Consultants website.