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Federal Tort Claims Act


Since its enactment in 1946, the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) has been the legal mechanism for compensating people who have suffered personal injury by the negligent or wrongful action of employees of the U.S. Government. Under Section 224 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended by the Federally Supported Health Centers Assistance Act of 1992 and 1995, employees of eligible Health Centers may be deemed to be federal employees qualified for protection under the FTCA. 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration


The Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) is a valuable resource available to Section 330 funded programs. It is critical Health Centers meet the deeming requirements and build the required processes into policies and procedures. The deeming and application process is proof that requirements are in place. The Michigan Primary Care Association will assist Michigan Health Centers, as needed, in policy development, gathering tools to assist quality committees, compiling data, and understanding the roles and responsibilities of Health Center boards.


Federal Tort Claims Act Resources

Housed within the MPCA website is a wealth of educational and resource materials on a variety of topics relevant to Michigan Health Centers and the delivery of primary and preventive care to medically underserved areas and populations. To access FTCA Resources you may search the website by keyword using the search field at the top of this page, or you may search the Federal Tort Claims Act Resources webpage.


More Information

Smriti "Simmi" Isaac, MA, MHA, PCMH CCE
Clinical Quality Program Specialist


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