Information on FTCA coverage

Because BVMI is a volunteer free healthcare center, volunteers are covered by medical malpractice insurance provided by the federal government. The volunteer has immunity from medical malpractice lawsuits resulting from his/her subsequent performance of medical, surgical, dental or related functions within the scope of his/her work at the free center.

Medical volunteers will be credentialed by BVMI’s Medical Services Committee and the BVMI Board of Trustees. Upon approval, BVMI will apply for FTCA coverage for the volunteer.

For more information, go to the US Department of Health and Human Services website.