FTCA Policies for Free Clinics


Calendar Year 2018 Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Deeming Application for Free Clinics 
Program Assistance Letter 2017-05 (PDF - 337 KB)
This Program Assistance Letter (PAL) supersedes PAL 2016-05, and provides guidance on the Calendar Year (CY) 2018 deeming application process for liability coverage under the provisions of section 224(o) of the PHS Act and the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA).

Free Clinics Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Program Policy Guide
Policy Information Notice 2011-02 (PDF - 224 KB)
The Free Clinics FTCA Program Policy Guide is the primary source for information on the Free Clinics FTCA Program. This PIN explains and outlines the policies for the Free Clinics Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Program. It includes an explanation of the Program including covered individuals, covered services and activities, and the claims process. It also clarifies program requirements such as credentialing and privileging systems, risk management activities, data reporting, and providing patients a notice of limited liability.