Federal Torts Claims Act

Federal Torts Claims Act

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FTCA

A statute enacted by Congress in 1946 that specifies how and when private parties may sue the U.S. in federal court for torts committed by those acting on behalf of the U.S. It controls the legal liability of health care professionals employed at government clinics (e.g., in the Indian Health Service, military clinics, and federally funded clinics for underserved communities).
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In the Federal Torts Claims Act ("FTCA") the government waives, to a limited extent, its sovereign immunity from tort claims.

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