TITLE 77: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
SUBCHAPTER g: GRANTS TO DENTAL AND MEDICAL STUDENTS
PART 590 FAMILY PRACTICE RESIDENCY CODE
SECTION 590.20 DEFINITIONS


 

Section 590.20  Definitions

 

"Accredited family practice residency" means a training program meeting the requirements of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education of the American Medical Association, or the Committee on Postdoctoral Training of the American Osteopathic Association.

 

"Act" means the Family Practice Residency Act.  

 

"Authorized representative" means a person who has authority to act on behalf of the legal entity or person that is an applicant or grantee.  Authorized representatives are:  for a corporation, any of its officers or members of its board of directors; for a limited liability company, any of its managers or members; for a partnership, any of its general partners; and for a sole proprietor, the individual who is the sole proprietor.

 

"Board certified physician" means a physician who has taken and passed a medical specialty examination.

 

"Board eligible physician" means a physician who has completed the requirements for admission to a medical specialty board examination but has not yet taken and passed the examination.

 

"Business day" means Monday through Friday.  It does not include a federal or State government declared holiday, Saturday or Sunday.

 

"Calendar day" means all days in a month or prescribed time frame.  It includes weekends and federal or State government declared holidays.

 

"Center" means the Center for Rural Health of the Illinois Department of Public Health.

 

"Certified mail" means mail for which proof of delivery is obtained.

 

"Committee" means the Advisory Committee for Family Practice Residency Programs. (Section 3.03 of the Act).

 

"Community-Based Organization" means a locally organized and locally recognized group of individuals whose goals include efforts to maintain or increase the availability of primary health care in their community.

 

"Department" means the Illinois Department of Public Health. (Section 3.01 of the Act)

 

"Designated Shortage Area" means an area designated by the Director as a physician shortage area, a medically underserved area, or a critical health manpower shortage area as defined by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, or as further defined by the Department to enable it to effectively fulfill the purpose stated in Section 2 of the Act. Such areas may include the following:

 

An urban or rural area which is a rational area for the delivery of health services;

 

A population group; or

 

A public or nonprofit private medical facility (Section 3.04 of the Act).

 

"Director" means the Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health. (Section 3.02 of the Act)

 

"Disabled" shall have the meaning ascribed in Section (2)(A)(2.1) of the Business Enterprise for Minorities, Females and Persons with Disabilities Act.

 

"Disability" shall have the meaning ascribed in Section 1-103(I) of the Illinois Human Rights Act.

 

"Due diligence" means action taken toward the completion of a project with the diligence and foresight that persons of ordinary prudence and care would exercise under similar circumstances.

 

"Data Universal Numbering System" or "DUNS" is a system that assigns a unique numeric identifier, referred to as a DUNS number, to a single business entity.

 

"Eligible medical student" means a person who meets all of the following qualifications:

 

he or she is an Illinois resident at the time of application for a scholarship;

 

he or she is studying medicine in a medical school located in Illinois;

 

he or she exhibits financial need as determined by the Department; and

 

he or she agrees to practice full-time in a Designated Shortage Area as a primary care physician one year for each year he or she is a scholarship recipient. (Section 3.07 of the Act)

 

"Family practice residency program" means a program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, or the Committee on Postdoctoral Training of the American Osteopathic Association. (Section 3.06 of the Act)

 

"Federally Qualified Health Center" or "FQHC" means a health center funded under section 330 of the Public Health Service Act (42 USC 254b).

 

"Federally Qualified Health Center Look-Alike" or "FQHC Look-Alike" means an organization that meets the requirements for receiving a grant under section 330 of the Public Health Service Act but does not receive federal grants under that authority.

 

"Federal poverty level as published in the Federal Register" means the poverty level population figures published annually in the Federal Register.  The Federal Register may be found at the website:  www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/Index.html.

 

"Fellowship" means optional medical training, usually one year, completed after the residency training required for each of the primary care specialties.

 

"Fiscal year" means the financial operating year of Illinois State government.  It begins on July 1 and ends on June 30 of the next calendar year.

 

"Full-time practice for physicians with active staff privileges" means maintaining office hours for patient care that equal or exceed the mean number of office hours per week reported by physicians, by specialty, and published in the American Medical Association's "Socioeconomic Characteristics of Medical Practice".

 

"Full-time practice for primary care physicians without active staff privileges" at a hospital means maintaining office hours or being employed for patient care for an amount of time at least equal to the mean number of office hours per week reported by family practice physicians in the American Medical Association's "Socioeconomic Characteristics of Medical Practice".

 

"Funding period" means the time frame during which grant funds are to be expended by the grantee (usually corresponding with the Department's fiscal year).

 

"Grantor agency" means any agency of State government which dispenses grant funds. (Section 2(a) of the Illinois Grant Funds Recovery Act)

 

"Grant agreement" means the agreement entered into between the Department and any person or entity for obligation, capital expenditure or use for a specific purpose.

 

"Grantee" means a person or entity which may use grant funds. (Section 2(c) of the Illinois Grant Funds Recovery Act)

 

"Grant funds" means public funds dispensed by the Department to any person or entity for obligation, expenditure or use for a specific purpose. (Section 2(b) of the Illinois Grant Funds Recovery Act)

 

"Good academic standing" means a student is matriculating with the rest of his or her class as determined by the student's medical school.

 

"Health Professional Shortage Area" or "HPSA" means a designation provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration.  The HPSA designation indicates the shortage of primary medical care, dental or mental health providers.  The designation may be geographic (a county or service), demographic (low income population) or institutional (comprehensive FQHC or other public facility).  All FQHCs and Rural Health Clinics that provide access to care regardless of an individual's ability to pay receive HPSA designations. (For a map of HPSAs, see http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/shortage/hpsacrit.htm.)

 

"Illinois resident" means a person who has been a resident of Illinois for at least one year prior to application for a Medical Student Scholarship and is a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States.

 

"Lawful permanent resident" means a person who is not a citizen of the United States but who resides in the United States under legally recognized requirements and lawfully recorded permanent residence as an immigrant.

 

"Legal holiday" means a holiday set by statute, during which government and business working hours are suspended.

 

"Local health department" means a county, multi-county, municipal or district public health agency certified by the Department.

 

"Matriculation fees" means educational expenses charged to all students by the various medical schools. These fees are charged to offset the expenses incurred by the school in areas such as the application and enrollment processing, library use, mandatory health insurance, and student activities.

 

"Medical school" means any private or public nonprofit school in Illinois that provides education leading to a doctor of medicine or doctor of osteopathy degree, and that is approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, pursuant to the Medical Practice Act of 1987.

 

"Medical student" means a resident of Illinois studying medicine in a medical school located in Illinois. (Section 3.07 of the Act)

 

"Medically underserved population" means individuals who live in a designated shortage area or who, because of special health needs or low income, experience difficulty receiving health care.

 

"Metropolitan Statistical Area" means one or more adjacent counties that have at least one urban core area of at least 50,000 population, plus adjacent territory that has a high degree of social and economic integration with the core, as measured by commuting ties.

 

"Number of live births in Illinois" means the number of live births in Illinois as provided by the Department's Center for Health Statistics.

 

"Number of obstetricians providing care in Illinois" means the number of obstetricians providing care in Illinois as found in the American Medical Association's Survey Data as provided to the Department as a Primary Care Organization Grantee by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Health Professions.  These data are provided for the designation of HPSAs in Illinois.

 

"Obstetrical service area" means the geographic area surrounding a hospital with an obstetrical unit and that is defined by an imaginary boundary determined by the shortest distance, either in time or miles, for a citizen or equivalent to travel to one hospital rather than another.

 

"Obstetrical unit" means an entire facility or a distinct part of a facility that provides both maternity and obstetric care and that is designed, equipped, organized and operated in accordance with the requirements of the Hospital Licensing Act.

 

"Primary care physician" means a person licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches under the Medical Practice Act of 1987  with a specialty in Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, or Pediatrics as defined by recognized standards of professional medical practice. (Section 3.05 of the Act)

 

"Rational area" means the geographic area surrounding a physician's office, a hospital or a clinic, from which the residents of the geographic area may be reasonably expected to seek health care from the physician, hospital or clinic located within that geographic area.

 

"Residency matching process" means the National Resident Matching Program that coordinates the matching of medical students with the hospitals and residency training programs in the medical students' selected specialty. The matching application process usually lasts from June through September of one year, with match announcements made in March of the following year.

 

"Residency training" means the years of graduate medical education that follow medical school and that train the new physician in his or her chosen specialty (e.g., family practice, pediatrics).

 

"Rural" means any geographic area not located in a U.S. Bureau of the Census Metropolitan Statistical Area; or a county located within a Metropolitan Statistical Area but having a population of 60,000 or less; or a community located within a Metropolitan Statistical Area but having a population of 2,500 or less.

 

"Urban" means any geographic area that does not meet the definition of "rural" in this Section.

 

(Source:  Amended at 35 Ill. Reg. 14089, effective August 4, 2011)