HEALTH AND SAFETY
IDAHO RURAL HEALTH CARE ACCESS PROGRAM
39-5910. rural health care access and physician incentive Award criteria. (1) Rural health care access awards shall be made by the board based on the following weighted criteria:
(a) Background of bidding organization. The applicant must show adequate experience, knowledge, and qualifications to adequately perform the scope of work: weight = 10%;
(b) Community and organizational support. The applicant must demonstrate community and organizational support for the project: weight = 15%;
(c) Specificity and clarity of scope of project. The proposal will be evaluated based on the extent to which the goals and objectives are specific, measurable, and relevant to the purpose of the proposal and the activities planned to accomplish those objectives are germane and can be sustained beyond the grant time frame. Additionally, there must be a demonstrated need for and lack of availability of funds from other sources to address the primary health care needs of the defined area of service: weight = 35%;
(d) Monitoring and evaluation. The proposal will be evaluated based on the extent to which the monitoring and evaluation system will document program or activity progress and measure effectiveness: weight = 15%;
(e) Budget. The proposal will be evaluated based on the extent to which a detailed itemized budget and justification are consistent with stated objectives and planned program activities: weight = 25%.
(2) Physician incentive awards shall be made by the board based on ranking and priority of applicants in accordance with the following criteria:
(a) (i) Priority selection for physicians who were Idaho resident students and were assessed the rural physician incentive fee and paid into the fund, followed by physicians who were Idaho residents prior to completing medical school out of state and who did not contribute to the fund, followed by physicians from other states who were not Idaho residents;
(ii) Demonstrated physician shortage in the eligible area to be benefitted;
(iii) Demonstrated physician recruiting difficulties in the eligible area to be benefitted;
(iv) Support of the medical community and community leaders in the eligible area.
(b) In reviewing and weighing criteria, all relevant factors shall be considered.
(c) If a physician selected for an award of debt payments does not accept the award in the manner provided pursuant to the provisions of this chapter, then the award shall be awarded to the next eligible applicant who has not received an award.
(d) The physician is liable for the payments if the physician ceases to practice in the eligible area during the contract period.
[39-5910, added 2000, ch. 262, sec. 2, p. 738; am. 2012, ch. 44, sec. 12, p. 138.]