FTCA Volunteer Health Professionals Program Set to Sunset

Absent congressional action, the FTCA Volunteer Health Professionals Program (VHP) will sunset on Saturday, Oct. 1. While there have been discussions of including an extension for the VHP in the continuing resolution (CR) being negotiated, it remains unclear whether it will make it into the final package. HRSA is monitoring updates. If Congress decides to continue the program, HRSA will issue guidance on how to apply for coverage. If the program is not extended, health centers will need to ensure that you make alternate medical malpractice coverage plans for anyone volunteering after Friday, September 30.