Generally, the government is immune from tort liability when engaged in a governmental function (see When Can The Government Be Sued?). However, an exception to this general rule exists for medical care provided by a government agency or employee.
The general rule is that government agencies and their employees are immune from tort liability when they are engaged in governmental functions. MCL 691.1401 et seq. However, there are certain exceptions where an injured party can still bring a lawsuit for compensation against government agencies and employees.