Health Center Program Compliance

In August 2018 HRSA released the newly revised Health Center Program Compliance Manual, which aligns with the Federal Tort Claims (FTCA) Deeming application and process. Also in August 2018, HRSA released the newly revised Operational Site Visit Protocol, which aligns with the Compliance Manual. Health center boards and leaders are responsible for ensuring they comply with all the requirements outlined in the manual. We recommend also reading the Compliance Manual FAQs, Progressive Action Conditions Library and the table of changes, by Chapter, prepared by HRSA.

Most prior HRSA policy guidance is incorporated into the manual, however a few HRSA Policy Information Notices (PINs) remain in place, including those on: Service Area OverlapEmergency PreparednessDefining Scope of Project and Requesting ChangesSpecialty Services Scope of Project, and Special Population-Only Grantees Requesting a Change in Scope to Add a New Target Population and all Uniform Data System (UDS) Resources.

Operational Site Visits

Health Center Operational Site Visit Protocol – Effective late August 2018


Other Compliance Resources

Compliance Resources, Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
HRSA Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Policies for Health Centers
HRSA Office of Pharmacy Affairs
HRSA Frequently Asked Questions About Outreach and Enrollment
HRSA Scope of Project
ECRI Institute A wealth of evidence-based healthcare resources on a variety of topics – Membership is available to FQHCs at no cost under Cooperative Agreement between HRSA and ECRI



For more information, contact [email protected] to bottom of compliance page.