Federal Tort Claims Act

What is the FTCA?

The Federally Supported Health Centers Assistance Act of 1992 and 1995 granted medical malpractice liability protection through the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) to HRSA-supported health centers. Under the Act, health centers are considered Federal employees and with the Federal government acting as their primary insurer.

SIU Center For Family Medicine is a Federally Qualified Health Center and is a ‘‘deemed” facility under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA). The medical malpractice coverage extends to all SIU Center for Family Medicine deemed clinical facilities, its staff, healthcare professional, and board members.