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Risk Management Policies: Off-Site Care

In order to meet the needs of special populations such as migrant farmworkers, Health Centers often use non-traditional delivery methods to provide health care. For example, services may be provided at locations other than their own bricks-and-mortar location that are more convenient for patients. Health Centers can reduce their liability for lawsuits from incidents arising while their employees are working off-site by ensuring they are eligible for coverage by the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), which offers protection akin to medical malpractice insurance to federally-funded Migrant and Community Health Centers.

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