Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Malpractice Coverage

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) considers Friends of Family Health Center (FOFHC) and its providers as Public Health Services employees, providing malpractice liability protection under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA). This coverage extends to FOFHC and its (1) officers; (2) governing board members; (3) full- and part-time employees; and (4) contractors who are licensed or certified individual health care practitioners. FTCA coverage is similar to a "per occurrence" policy without a limit on how much money is awarded. Therefore, any coverage limits that may be mandated by other organizations are met.

For general information about HRSA: http://bphc.hrsa.gov/

For general information FTCA: http://bphc.hrsa.gov/ftca/index.html

For information about filing an FTCA claim: http://bphc.hrsa.gov/ftca/healthcenters/hcclaims.html