From deeming to claims, ensuring that your health center maintains its Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) coverage has never been more challenging. Maintaining FTCA coverage is not easy. The new deeming requirements, involvement of various agencies including HRSA, Office of General Counsel and the Department of Justice, and the increased accountability and responsibility mean that health centers need to pay the closest attention ever to the elements of their FTCA program and claims. In this session, trusted and experienced health center attorneys will discuss the complex multitude of risks in FTCA coverage for health centers. The risks range from being related to their applications and participation, either deeming or redeeming, in the FTCA program, including the new possibility that 330 grant conditions may preclude health centers from receiving their FTCA deeming, to common concerns around the complex set of rules on which FTCA coverage is based. The speakers also will provide information and answer questions about the most up-to-date FTCA "hot topics" that health centers across the country face in the ever-changing healthcare environment, including adding volunteers to your FTCA coverage.
- Understand the statutory and regulatory basis of the immunity created by the Federally Supported Health Centers Assistance Act.
- Learn about the significant changes to the FTCA Deeming Application process and corresponding changes to health center FTCA program guidelines.
- Apply the information to reduce the risk of non-FTCA covered events in their health centers.