Deeming Notice/Federal Tort Claims Act

Shoreline Family Health Care is operated by Fair Haven Community Health Clinic, Inc., a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), and 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.

FHCHC, Inc.’s current Deeming Notice is available to view here in English and here in Spanish.

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, SW, Suite 2600
Washington, D.C., 20201
Attention: CLAIMS
Phone No.: 202-233-0233
Fax No.: 202-691-2035

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