FTCA Policies for Health Centers


Calendar Year 2020 Requirements for Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Coverage for Health Centers

Program Assistance Letter 2019-02 (PDF - 297 KB)
This Program Assistance Letter (PAL) addresses the process that health centers must take in order to submit their FTCA deeming and redeeming applications for calendar year 2020.

Temporary Privileging of Clinical Providers by Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Deemed Health Centers in Response to Certain Declared Emergency Situations

Program Assistance Letter 2017-07 (PDF - 54 KB)
The purpose of this Program Assistance Letter (PAL) is to clarify the credentialing and privileging documentation required to support temporary privileging of clinical providers by health centers in response to certain declared emergency situations for purposes of deemed Public Health Service (PHS) employment with associated Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) protections under section 224 of the Public Health Service Act (PHSA).

Notice of Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Health Center Policy Manual Update 

Program Assistance Letter 2014-09 (PDF - 103 KB)
This PAL is intended to announce, and disseminate the clarifications and updates that will be published in the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Health Center Policy Manual which will supersede Policy Information Notice (PIN) 2011-01.

Federal Tort Claims Act Health Center Policy Manual (PDF - 369 KB)
The FTCA Health Center Policy Manual is the primary source for information on the FTCA program for Health Center Program grantees and related stakeholders. It has been updated to reflect recent amendments to the FTCA Health Center regulations, set forth in the Code of Federal Regulations, title 42, part 6 (42 CFR part 6). The updated FTCA Health Center Policy Manual supersedes PIN 2011-01, which consolidated and incorporated the content of various listed Policy Information Notices (PINs) and Program Assistance Letters (PALs).

Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Coverage for Health Center Program Grantees Responding to Emergencies

Policy Information Notice 2007-16 (PDF - 227 KB)
This PIN clarifies the scope of Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) coverage for FTCA-deemed Health Center Program grantees during an emergency. This PIN does not address a health center's scope of project for purposes of Medicaid/Medicare reimbursement during an emergency or eligibility for the 340B Drug Pricing Program during an emergency.'

Date Last Reviewed:  April 2019