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A Guide Written by Marty Hiller of Hiller & Servaites

The federal government offers a program that provides malpractice liability coverage to specific individuals who work or volunteer at approved free clinics.  This protection is defined under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA).  In order for such protection to be awarded, an application must be submitted by a free clinic, and renewed annually.  This guide will provide free clinics with the information necessary to determine eligibility for this benefit and an understanding of the application requirements. 

Topics covered in this guide include:

  • History of FTCA
  • Definition of a free clinic
  • Eligibility requirements
  • Credentialing and Privileging
  • Elements to consider in adopting FTCA
  • Application Process
  • Supplemental/Renewal Applications


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