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The Indian Health Service’s Risk Management Program is coordinated by the Office of Quality. 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: (602) 364-7750

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