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Indian Health Service and Tribal health care providers should take advantage of the following resources.

Risk Management and the Federal Tort Claims Act

Lessons Learned from the IHS and Tribal Health Care Medical Malpractice Tort Claim Experience
An article from the June 2008 issue of The IHS Primary Care Provider

Processing Federal Malpractice Tort Claims and Reporting to the National Practitioner Data Bank
An article from the October 2005 issue of The IHS Primary Care Provider


Informed Consent

A doctor has the common law duty to get the knowledgeable, or informed, consent of a patient or legal representative before a procedure. Different states have different informed consent standards. Learn more in Section IV of the Risk Management Manual.

Standard of Care

Credentialing and Privileging