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 590.140 SELECTION CRITERIA
Section 590.140 Selection Criteria
a) Priority in the selection of applicants for funding shall be given to those projects that demonstrate the greatest impact on availability of health care for designated shortage areas or for population groups with special needs. The impact shall be demonstrated in the following manner:
1) Applicants that are located in a designated shortage area or can demonstrate that a significant percentage of patients served at their existing clinic sites reside in designated shortage areas;
2) Applicants that have presented a plan to significantly increase the number of individuals residing in designated shortage areas who will become patients at the proposed project;
3) Applicants that can demonstrate that a significant number of patients to be seen at the proposed project will be members of a population group with special needs (see Section 590.130(c)(1)(H).
b) Applicants that demonstrate the greatest level of residents' involvement in the proposed project shall receive priority consideration.
c) Applicants that demonstrate that the proposed project meets an educational need not available or insufficient in scope at the main residency location will receive priority consideration.
d) Applicants that demonstrate the lowest ratio of Family Practice Residency Act grant funds to total proposed project costs will receive priority consideration.
e) Applicants that demonstrate a commitment to training family physicians to meet the health care needs of designated shortage areas or population groups with special needs will receive priority consideration. A commitment can be demonstrated by the following:
1) Specific projects or activities targeted at population groups with special needs and/or populations residing in designated shortage areas, which were supported by sources other than Family Practice Residency Act grant funds;
2) Evidence of residency support, either financial or peer, for its graduates who have established practices in designated shortage areas; and
3) A higher percentage of residency graduates who have established practices in Illinois within designated shortage areas.
f) Additional consideration shall be given for those projects meeting any of the following guidelines:
1) Those which are to be established at locations which exhibit potential for extending family practice physician availability to;
2) Those which are located away from communities in which medical schools are located; and
3) Those which are located in hospitals having affiliation agreements with medical schools located within the State.
(Section 4.02 of the Act)
g) Selection criteria shall be applied with advice and review of the Advisory Committee.
h) Once the Department determines that applications are complete, grant proposals will be forwarded to the Department's grant review committee for consideration.
i) Applicants shall be allowed to amend the application or provide additional supporting documentation during the evaluation process if requested by the Department's grant review committee.
j) Upon completion of the grant review committee's evaluation, the Department will award grants to the applicants that meet all of the applicable requirements of the Act and this Part.
(Source: Amended at 35 Ill. Reg. 14089, effective August 4, 2011)