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CBP Interim Enhanced Medical Efforts

Document Posting Date: 
March 13, 2019

This directive directs U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)'s deployment of interim enhanced medical efforts to mitigate risk to, and improve care for, individuals in CBP custody along the Southwest Border (SWB) as a result of surges in Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) and Family Unit Aliens (FMUA). This Directive shall be executed in compliance with all applicable statutes, regulations, or Department of Homeland Security (DHS) policies regarding medical care for those in CBP custody. This interim Directive will be followed until such time as a permanent CBP Medical Policy is completed, reviewed, approved and is able to be implemented.

Last modified: 
March 13, 2019