Deeming Notice/Federal Tort Claims ACT

Cornell Scott-Hill Health Corporation is a federally qualified health center that, along with its employees, directors and certain contractors, 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. See Deeming Notice 2018. The only remedy for an individual who has a medical malpractice claims against the health center and/or its employees, directors and contractors is to file an administrative claim under the Federal Tort Claims Act with the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services at the following address:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Office of the General Counsel
General Law Division
Claims and Employment Law Branch
330 C Street, SW
Attention: CLAIMS Switzer Building, Suite 2600
Washington, D.C., 20201

Phone No.: 202-691-2369
Fax No.: 202.619-2922

Statutory reference: Section 224 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. § 233(g)-(n))

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