Evaluating Your Risk Management Program

March 16, 2023

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Are you a deemed health center? It’s almost time to show the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) your risk management program! Are you ready?  

Program Assistance Letter (PAL) 2023-01, “Calendar Year 2024 Requirements for Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Coverage for Health Centers and Their Covered Individuals” has been released and currently deemed health centers will be required to submit their completed deeming application on or before June 23, 2023 (Electronic Handbooks will begin accepting applications as of April 28, 2023).  To participate in the Health Center Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Program pursuant to Section 224(h)(1) of the Public Health Service Act, health centers are required to demonstrate that they have “appropriate policies and procedures in place to reduce the risk of malpractice and the risk of lawsuits arising out of any health or health-related functions performed by the entity.”  This requirement translates to an evaluation of the health center’s risk management program by HRSA through the FTCA deeming application process.

This webinar will discuss the risk management requirements described in PAL 2023-01 and provide a framework for health centers to evaluate the effectiveness of their risk management programs both from the FTCA compliance perspective as well as a from an enterprise risk management perspective.  We will walk through the risk management requirements in the deeming application and Chapter 21 of the Health Center Compliance Manual and strategies for developing an enterprise risk management approach at your health center. We will also provide helpful resources to assist you in evaluating your risk management program.

Please note: This webinar is offered as a complimentary product to all Health Center Compliance Premium Plan Subscribers. For more information on our Premium Plan, click here or Contact Us.

Target Audience

All are welcome, but we think the webinar will be especially helpful for health center:

  • Executive staff
  • Clinical leadership
  • Human resources staff
  • Compliance staff
  • Others involved in preparation of the deeming application

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, you will be better able to:

  • Understand requirements for Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Coverage for health centers described in HRSA PAL 2023-01
  • Discuss a framework for health centers to evaluate the effectiveness of their risk management programs
  • Identify helpful resources
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
03/16/2023 - 1:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
03/16/2023 - 2:00pm EDT


A Partner in the firm’s health law practice group, Molly advises health centers on the management of clinical, employment and workforce-related risks, with a particular focus on professional liability, Federal Tort Claims Act, and HIPAA matters. From her experience as both a private attorney and in-house counsel, Molly knows the importance of managing liability and risk issues in mission-driven organizations. [Full Bio]

Participants can earn up to 1.20 CPE credits in Specialized Knowledge and Applications upon completion of all course requirements.


If you purchase CPE credit for this webinar you must satisfy the following conditions in order to receive your certificate:

  1. Answer at least 3 of the 5 polling questions during the webinar
  2. Complete the evaluation survey after the conclusion of the webinar or in the follow-up email

Upon completion of these requirements, FTLF will email you your CPE Certificate within two (2) weeks.


  • Prerequisites: None 
  • Target Audience: Executive staff, clinical leadership, human resources staff, compliance staff, others involved in preparation of the deeming application
  • Advanced Preparation: None  
  • Program Level: All
  • Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
  • Attendance Requirements: In order to be awarded the full credits, you must respond to three (3) out of five (5) polling questions.

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Available Credit

  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance


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