FTCA DEEMING NOTICE NO.:
FREDERIKSTED HEALTH CARE INC.
ST CROIX, VI 00841
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), in accordance with the Federally Supported Health Centers Assistance Act (FSHCAA), as amended, sections 224(g)(
n) of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 233(g)(n), deems FREDERIKSTED HEALTH CARE INC. to be an employee of the PHS, for the purposes of section 224, effective 1/1/2021 through 12/31/2021.
Section 224(a) of the PHS Act provides liability protection under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), 28 U.S.C. §§ 1346(b), 2672, or by alternative benefits provided by the United States where the availability of such benefits precludes a remedy under the FTCA, for damage for personal injury, including death, resulting from the performance of medical, surgical, dental, or related functions by PHS employees while acting within the scope of such employment. This protection is exclusive of any other civil action or proceeding. Coverage extends to deemed entities and their (1) officers; (2) governing board members; (3) full and part time employees; and (4) contractors who are licensed or certified individual health care practitioners providing fulltime services (i.e., on average at least 32½ hours per week for the entity for the period of the contract), or, if providing an average of less than 32½ hours per week of such service, are licensed or certified providers in the fields of family practice, general internal medicine, general pediatrics, or obstetrics/gynecology. Volunteers are neither employees nor contractors and therefore are not eligible for FTCA coverage under FSHCAA.