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.