Frequently Asked Question
If you are currently providing charity care for a low-income, uninsured patient who you feel would benefit from HAP services, please download an enrollment form. If the patient meets HAP eligibility requirements, we will enroll them in the Health Access Project.
In 2003, the Legislature passed a bill offering immunity to providers who are donating care to needy patients through a charitable organization. In order for volunteers to receive immunity, patients must sign an agreement acknowledging that they are waiving their legal rights to sue in return for receiving free care. HAP requires all patients to sign an agreement upon enrollment. However, it is recommended that providers also have patients sign an agreement in their office and keep a copy in the patientsâ€™ medical record. Some types of care are not covered by the bill. View additional information on immunity for volunteer providers or download sample agreement.