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Health Center Program Site Visit Protocol

Last updated: April 13, 2023

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) designed the Site Visit Protocol (SVP) to gather necessary information to perform its oversight responsibilities. The SVP includes a standard and transparent methodology that aligns with the Health Center Program Compliance Manual.

In 2023, HRSA updated the SVP to increase consistency, improve formatting, and incorporate plain language. These changes make the SVP easier to read and do not significantly alter or disrupt the way that site visits are conducted. In addition to these plain language edits, there is one substantive change to align with Calendar Year 2024 Requirements for Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Coverage for Health Centers and Their Covered Individuals ( (PDF - 900 KB), related to risk management and obstetrical training requirements. 

For site visits conducted prior to April 13, 2023, use the 2022 version of the SVP. 

For site visits conducted after April 13, 2023, use the 2023 version of the SVP.


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