The purpose of this Policy Information Notice (PIN) is to explain and outline the Free Clinics Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Program; it is the primary source for information on the Program. This PIN 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.
This PIN supersedes PIN 2004-24 and Program Assistance Letter (PAL) 2010-08. Guidance that HRSA provided about the application process (PAL 2010-11) and data collection processes (PAL 2011-03) remains in effect and therefore supplements this PIN.
Printer-friendly PIN 2011-02 (PDF - 224 KB)