This information bulletin summarizes federal and state laws that protect volunteers of nonprofit organizations, as well as private insurance options. This bulletin addresses the Volunteer Protection Act, the Federal Tort Claims Act, state liability protections, and private insurance policies that limit a volunteer's risk including commercial general liability policies and directors and officers liability coverage.
Important NACHC Library Content Note: This technical assistance resource was developed prior to the August 2017 release of the Health Center Compliance Manual by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC). The BPHC Compliance Manual, issued August 2017, indicates where PINS, PALs and other program guidance are now superseded or subsumed by the BPHC Compliance Manual.
This project was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).