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Governor signing Windy Boy community health bill

Local legislators split on support, opposition


Jonathan Windy Boy

A bill by a local legislator intended to improve health care on Indian reservations that split local legislators' votes is being signed into law today by Gov. Steve Bullock.

Rep. Jonathan Windy Boy's Community Health Aide Program bill is scheduled for signing today in Helena.

The bill sets standards for people to be certified, without being licensed, to provide some dental, behavioral health and community health services in a location operated by U.S. Indian Health Services or a tribal health program.

"This is going to be a win-win situation for everybody," Windy Boy said.

The bill, Ho...

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