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Notice of Availability of Final Policy Guidance

AGENCY: Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS.
ACTION: Final Agency Guidance and Response to Public Comments.
SUMMARY: The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is publishing a final Agency Guidance ("Policy Information Notice" (PIN) 2007-16) to describe and clarify the circumstances under which Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA)--deemed Health Center Program grantees are covered under the FTCA as they respond to emergencies. The PIN, "Federal Tort Claims Act Coverage for Health Center Program Grantees Responding to Emergencies," and the Agency's "Response to Public Comments" are available on the Internet athttp://bphc.hrsa.gov/policy/pin0716.
DATES: The effective date of this final Agency guidance is August 22, 2007.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions regarding this notice, please contact the Office of Policy and Program Development, Bureau of Primary Health Care, HRSA, at 301-594-4300.
Dated: September 14, 2007. Elizabeth M. Duke, Administrator.