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Indian Health Service: The Federal Health Program for American Indians and Alaska Natives
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RISK MANAGEMENT

Contact

Risk Management, Indian Health Service

The Indian Health Service’s Risk Management Program is coordinated by the Office of Clinical and Preventive Services. You can reach a live individual below to discuss a risk management issue or to get answers about the Federal Tort Claims Act.

    Paul R. Fowler, D.O., J.D., F.C.L.M., F.A.A.F.P., F.A.O.C.O.P.M.
    Risk Management Program Director
    Phone: (301) 443-6372

    EY Hooper, M.D., M.P.H.
    Medical Risk Manager
    Phone: (520) 295-2590

Malpractice Claims, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Because the Indian Health Service is a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, a medical malpractice claim against IHS is defended by HHS. At the Department, Federal Tort Claims Act claims are referred to the Office of General Counsel—specifically:

    Claims Office
    Office of General Counsel/General Law Division
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    330 C Street S.W.
    Switzer Building, Suite 2600
    Washington, D.C. 20201
    Phone: (202) 619-2155

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