FTCA Coverage & COVID-19

March 20, 2020


Health centers are currently engaged in unprecedented efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In order to reach patients efficiently and effectively, many health centers are exploring new ways to provide care to patients. For example, these services may include telehealth visits with non-health center patients, mobile testing of at-risk community members, and requests to participate in ER diversion programs. However, it is not always clear what will be covered by the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA). 

In this complimentary webinar, we will explore FTCA coverage for various COVID-19 activities and discuss how you can best ensure malpractice liability protection for your health center and staff members in these unusual times.

We want to hear from you: your experience "on the ground" will be an essential part of the discussion. We look forward to hearing your questions and comments during the webinar.

Target Audience

  • New Staff; Medical Directors; Risk Managers
  • Compliance Officers
  • CEOs, COOs, CMOs, CFOs
  • Grants Managers
  • Human Resources Managers and staff 
  • Anyone who works on deeming applications

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Understand which services related to COVID-19 are most likely to be covered (or not)
  • Identify strategies to ensure malpractice liability protection for your health center
  • Discuss emerging risks related to FTCA program compliance
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
03/20/2020 - 1:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
03/20/2020 - 2:00pm EDT


Marty has dedicated his entire career to serving the needs of health centers both inside government and out. From 1998 through 2004, Marty directed the Health Center Federal Tort Claims Act medical malpractice program, writing much of the policy that is in effect today. Marty Bree has more than thirty years of experience working with health centers and the FTCA Program. [Full Bio]


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]


A Partner with the firm, Matt represents health centers facing a variety of adverse administrative decisions and legal actions. Defending clients in all phases of administrative and judicial review, from the lowest level up to the Supreme Court, he also represents clients in affirmative litigation against states and other entities. Matt has litigated on behalf of health centers on a variety of issues, including denials of deeming applications and the scope of FTCA coverage for malpractice actions brought against health centers and their providers. [Full Bio]

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Available Credit

  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance
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The recorded version of this webinar will be available within two (2) business days of the live event and is included in your order. You will have access to the recording for 180 days after the live webinar has concluded. Once posted to your account, you can view this webinar anytime on-demand during the access period identified in the Recorded Webinar Now Available email. For additional information on viewing and accessing webinars, view our full terms and conditions here

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