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Deeming Notice / Federal Tort Claims Act

Community Health Centers of the Rutland Region, Inc., a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), is deemed by the Bureau of Primary Health Care of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to be a federal employee for purposes of medical malpractice claims and, as such, qualified for protection under the Federal Tort Claims Act.

CHCRR’s current Deeming Notice is available to CHCRR-Deeming Notice Federal Tort Claims Act.

According to the FTCA requirements, medical malpractice claims against the health center are reviewed and/or litigated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. An individual who has a claim against the health center is to file an administrative claim with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services at the following address:

Office of the General Counsel
General Law Division Claims and Employment Law Branch
330 Independence Avenue, S.W., Room 5362
Washington, DC 20201
Attention: CLAIMS

Phone No.: 202-619-0171
Fax No.: 202-619-2922

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