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DHS/USCIS/PIA-067 Civil Surgeon Designation


June 1, 2017. The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) of 1952, as amended by the Homeland Security Act of 2002, authorizes the Secretary of Homeland Security to designate civil surgeons if medical officers of the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) are not available. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) designates eligible physicians as civil surgeons to perform medical examinations of applicants for immigration benefits to the United States Civil surgeons assess whether immigration benefits applicants have any health conditions that could result in exclusion from the United States. In order to be designated, interested physicians provide personally identifiable information (PII) to USCIS. USCIS is issuing this Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) to discuss the risks and mitigations associated with collecting, using, disseminating, and storing this information.

Associated SORNs

  • DHS/USCIS-007 Benefit Information System SORN
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Last Updated: 06/08/2022
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