Health Center Program Compliance Manual

Overview

The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) is responsible for effective and efficient oversight of the Health Center Program. This includes ensuring that health centers comply with applicable statutory and regulatory requirements for the Health Center Program. The Health Center Program Compliance Manual serves as a streamlined and consolidated resource to assist health centers in understanding and demonstrating compliance with Health Center Program and Federal Torts Claims Act program requirements.

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Summary of Comments and HRSA Responses on the Draft Health Center Program Compliance Manual

HRSA announced the availability of the draft Health Center Program Compliance Manual for public comment in August 2016. Written comments were accepted through November 22, 2016. Individuals and groups submitted more than 700 comments. After thorough review and consideration of all comments, HRSA made a substantial number of revisions to the Compliance Manual to incorporate suggestions and requests for further clarification.

View a summary (PDF - 1 MB) of the comments for each section and chapter and HRSA’s responses to these comments.

Helpful Resources

Frequently Asked Questions (Last Reviewed March 2018)

Review some of the most common questions (PDF - 132 KB) about the Health Center Program Compliance Manual and their associated answers.

Progressive Action Conditions Library

When HRSA determines that a health center is not demonstrating compliance with one or more of the Health Center Program requirements, a condition(s) is placed on its Notice of Award/Look-alike Designation. The Health Center Program uses a library of standard conditions that follow its Progressive Action policy and process, which fully aligns with the Health Center Program Compliance Manual. View the Progressive Action Conditions Library.

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Date Last Reviewed: April 2018

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