Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA)

Shasta Community Health Center (SCHC) is a state licensed and independent 501(c)3 non-profit Community Health Center, led by an independent and consumer majority board of directors. SCHC is also a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). As such, SCHC is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n). SCHC receives Health and Human Services funding and has Federal Public Health Service (PHS) status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including professional liability claims (i.e. malpractice claims), for itself and for those covered clinicians/practitioners, administrative and support staff along with Board members of SCHC.

More information on the FTCA program can be found at: https://bphc.hrsa.gov/ftca/about/index.html

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