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 590.320 SELECTION CRITERIA FOR DISTRIBUTION OF LOAN REPAYMENT FUNDS


 

Section 590.320  Selection Criteria for Distribution of Loan Repayment Funds

 

a)         When numbers of applications are sufficient to support a geographic separation into urban and rural groupings, an equal number of applicants will be selected from each of the groups.

 

b)         When numbers of applications are sufficient, an equal number of applicants shall be selected from the city of Chicago and from the remaining urban areas in the State.

 

c)         Preference shall be given to applications from physicians who have been recruited by, or are actively involved with, a community-based organization or group having as one of its goals the improvement or maintenance of the availability and accessibility of primary health care in its area.

 

d)         When all other selection criteria are equal among a group of applicants, preference will be given to the applicant with the greater educational indebtedness.

 

e)         The Department will review applications from physicians on a quarterly basis, and the following priority classifications of the location and other characteristics of the practice shall be applied:

 

1)         Rural Selection Priority Classifications, From Highest to Lowest

 

A)        Population-to-primary care physician ratio of at least 2400:1, new physician establishing practice in the area, and endorsed by a community-based group or organization.

 

B)        Population-to-primary care physician ratio of at least 2400:1, new physician establishing practice in the area, with no endorsement by a community-based group or organization.

 

C)        Population-to-primary care physician ratio between 1800:1 and 2399:1 and where at least one-third of the primary care physicians in the area are aged 60 or more, new physician establishing practice in the area, and endorsed by a community-based group or organization.

 

D)        Population-to-primary care physician ratio between 1800:1 and 2399:1 and where at least one-third of the primary care physicians in the area are aged 60 or more, new physician establishing practice in the area, with no endorsement by a community-based group or organization.

 

E)        Facilities designated under Section 590.410 of this Part, and new physician recruited to the facility.

 

F)         Population-to-primary care physician ratio of at least 2400:1, physician with practice in the area for 24 months or less.

 

G)        Population-to-primary care physician ratio between 1800:1 and 2399:1 and where at least one-third of the primary care physicians in the area are aged 60 or more, physician with practice in the area for 24 months or less.

 

2)         Urban Selection Priority Classifications, From Highest to Lowest

 

A)        Population-to-primary care physician ratio of at least 3000:1, new physician establishing practice in the area, and endorsed by a community-based group or organization.

 

B)        Population-to-primary care physician ratio of at least 3000:1, new physician establishing practice in the area, and no formal endorsement from a community-based group or organization.

 

C)        Public and nonprofit private medical facilities that are designated as being in shortage areas under Section 590.410(a)(3), and new physicians recruited to these facilities.

 

D)        Population-to-primary care physician ratio of at least 3000:1, physician with practice in the area for 24 months or less.

 

f)         Applications shall be accepted between July 1 and September 30 and considered for funding according to the criteria described in subsection (e). If all funds appropriated to this program for a specific fiscal year are not expended during the initial submission of applications, subsequent application cycles shall extend from October 1 to December 31, January 1 to March 31, and April 1 to June 30.

 

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