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Ensuring the Use of Federal Assets in Public Health Emergencies: The Role of the Federal Tort Claims Act in Enabling the Responsiveness of Federally Funded Community Health Centers

Katz, R., Goldstein, M., and Hayashi, A.S. (2016). Ensuring the Use of Federal Assets in Public Health Emergencies: The Role of the Federal Tort Claims Act in Enabling the Responsiveness of Federally Funded Community Health Centers. Public Health Reports. 123(1): 89–92.

The authors examine the role of the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), which provides legal liability coverage for federal government employees, in aiding the emergency deployment of first-responder health-care workers employed by federally qualified health centers. An overview of the FTCA, as well as a discussion of a federal ruling's public health policy and practice implications for communities nationwide, are included.
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