HEALTH AND SAFETY
IDAHO RURAL HEALTH CARE ACCESS PROGRAM
39-5907. Eligibility for grants. Applicants must meet the following requirements:
(1) Rural health care access grant awards:
(a) The geographical area to be benefitted must be located in a current primary care or dental health professional shortage area or a medically underserved area.
(b) The applicant must be a governmental entity or a nonprofit entity registered with the Idaho secretary of state.
(2) Rural physician incentive grant awards:
(a) A physician who meets the following requirements is eligible to apply for a rural physician incentive grant award:
(i) During the period covered by the award, the physician must be a rural physician providing primary care medicine in an eligible area. A physician may provide patient care services in primary care medicine in more than one (1) eligible area;
(ii) The physician must be a doctor of medicine or doctor of osteopathic medicine and have completed an accreditation council of graduate medical education or American osteopathic association residency;
(iii) The physician must be Idaho medical board certified/board eligible, be eligible for an unrestricted Idaho medical license and be able to meet the medical staffing requirements of the sponsoring organization when applicable; and
(iv) The physician must accept medicare and medicaid patients within the capacity of his or her primary care medicine practice.
(b) Physicians who have paid the fee authorized in section 33-3723, Idaho Code, shall be given a preference over other applicants.
(c) A physician shall not be entitled to receive an award under this program if the physician is receiving payments for purposes of repaying qualified medical education debt from another state or from a federal debt repayment program.
[39-5907, added 2000, ch. 262, sec. 2, p. 737; am. 2012, ch. 44, sec. 9, p. 136.]