HEALTH AND SAFETY
IDAHO RURAL HEALTH CARE ACCESS PROGRAM
39-5902. Rural health care access and physician incentive funds. (1) There is hereby created in the state treasury a fund known as the "Rural Health Care Access Fund." Subject to appropriation by the legislature, moneys in the fund shall be used exclusively for the purpose of grants for improving access to primary care medical services in areas designated as primary care health professional shortage areas and medically underserved areas and their administration pursuant to this chapter.
(2) There is hereby created in the state treasury a fund known as the "Rural Physician Incentive Fund." Money is payable into the fund as provided for in section 33-3723, Idaho Code. The moneys in the rural physician incentive fund are hereby appropriated for the uses of the fund. The state department of health and welfare may use the moneys in the fund to pay:
(a) The educational debts of rural physicians who practice primary care medicine in medically underserved areas of the state that demonstrate a need for assistance in physician recruitment; and
(b) The expenses of administering the rural physician incentive program. The expenses of administering the program shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of the annual fees assessed pursuant to section 33-3723, Idaho Code.
[39-5902, added 2000, ch. 262, sec. 2, p. 735; am. 2012, ch. 44, sec. 4, p. 132.]