USCBS is one of many national committees organized under the principles of the 1954 Hague Convention. USCBS was incorporated in the State of Minnesota as the American Committee of the Blue Shield on 9 January 2006. At its 7 June 2006 meeting, the Board of Director elected to change the name of the organization to U.S. Committee of the Blue Shield in line with the names of other National Committees.
USCBS is a 501(c)(3) corporation and as such is exempt from federal income taxes. All donations to USCBS are deductible within the limitations of the law.
At the time of its founding, USCBS, like all other national committees of the Blue Shield, was required to demonstrate the support of the national representatives of the of the (ICBS) in order to receive official recognition.
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U.S. Committee of the Blue Shield is a 501(c)(3) corporation.