Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
New Rural Physician Loan Repayment Program rule published
September 15, 2015
The rule to administer the New Rural Physician Loan Repayment Program have been published on the Department of Administrative Rules web site, September 15, 2015. The rule is open for public comment through October 17, 2015. The rules govern the administration of the program including: contract administration, full-time equivalency provisions, contract eligibility and selection criteria, contract breach and penalties, contract extension, and release from contract.
Questions on the rule should be directed to Cory Zastrow, 801-273-6641, firstname.lastname@example.org. Reviews of the rule MUST be submitted in writing to Cory Zastrow no later than October 17, 2015. The rule may become effective on October 24, 2015.
The full text of the rule is available at: Utah Department of Administrative Services
FAMILY HEALTH AND PREPAREDNESS, PRIMARY CARE AND RURAL HEALTH
No. 39613 (New Rule): R434-45. Rural Physician Loan Repayment Program Rules.
SUMMARY OF THE RULE OR CHANGE: The rules govern the administration of the program including: contract administration, full-time equivalency provisions, contract eligibility and selection criteria, contract breach and penalties, contract extension, and release from contract.
ANTICIPATED COST OR SAVINGS TO:
- THE STATE BUDGET: The rule will impose minor costs and duties to state government. These costs will be administrative costs to the program.
- LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: There are no expected costs to local government, other than the time it would take for them to fill out and complete the competitive employment site application. Anticipate savings for those health care facilities that are matched with a rural physician.
- SMALL BUSINESSES: There are no expected costs to small businesses, other than the time it would take for them to fill out and complete the competitive employment site application. Anticipate savings for those health care facilities that are matched with a rural physician.
- PERSONS OTHER THAN SMALL BUSINESSES, BUSINESSES, OR LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES: There are no expected costs to businesses, other than the time it would take for them to fill out and complete the competitive employment site application. Anticipate savings for those health care facilities that are matched with a rural physician. Hospital would be required to match state dollars awarded rural physician.
COMPLIANCE COSTS FOR AFFECTED PERSONS: There are no compliance costs.
COMMENTS BY THE DEPARTMENT HEAD ON THE FISCAL IMPACT THE RULE MAY HAVE ON BUSINESSES: The rule will have no fiscal impact on business because it does not impose any requirements on business. Rural hospitals may see an undefined benefit if it is matched with and receives the services from participating physician.
INTERESTED PERSONS MAY PRESENT THEIR VIEWS ON THIS RULE BY SUBMITTING WRITTEN COMMENTS NO LATER THAN AT 5:00 PM ON 10/17/2015
THIS RULE MAY BECOME EFFECTIVE ON: 10/24/2015.
National Health Service Corps Site Application Cycle Opens
The 2015 National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Site Application Cycle opens Tuesday, March 31 for healthcare sites that have never been approved as an NHSC site. You can view their web site to find out actual deadline dates.
Please feel free to contact Erin Olsen at 801-273-6618 if you have any questions.
The 2015 National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Site Application cycle opens on Tuesday, March 31 for healthcare sites that have never been approved as an NHSC site. Currently there are more than 9,200 NHSC clinicians and more than 15,000 NHSC-approved health care sites providing healthcare in urban, rural, and frontier areas located throughout the Country.
The benefits of becoming an approved NHSC-site are many including access to NHSC Loan Repayment and Scholarship Program providers who are currently seeking employment at NHSC-approved sites. Sites can also utilize the NHSC Jobs Center, where NHSC-approved sites post job openings and site profiles to attract the attention of more than 17,000 unique visitors each month. In addition, NHSC-approved sites can participate in NHSC Virtual Job Fairs, which provide NHSC-approved sites the opportunity to recruit providers in a cost effective manner since interaction is facilitated online via the internet and phone.
When the cycle opens on March 31, facilities will submit an NHSC Site Application through the Bureau of Health Workforce Program Portal. Below are several resources potential NHSC site applicants may find helpful:
We appreciate your continued support with helping us to spread the word among your constituents!
The National Health Service Corps
New 3RNet Video Link
As a core function of the Primary Care Office and State Office of Rural Health, getting jobs posted on the 3RNet site is paramount to success and exposure. More jobs on the site means more candidates finding YOU, and ultimately more candidate registrations. Last year, the jobs the 3RNet posted most were in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants. During that same time, the specialties/professions with the most candidate registrations were Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses and Physician Assistants. If you are looking for a certain candidate, it is crucial to have quality jobs for them to look at as an incentive to register with YOUR employment site. To help get the word out to facilities about posting job opportunities on 3RNet, the 3RNet has created a short video that walks facilities through the registration process.
If you have questions, please feel free to contact our Office at 801-273-6618 (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday). Good Luck in you search for qualified candidates!!
Rural Health Update
Rural health updates and policy updates, read about funding opportunities and more…
Let 3RNet make Recruiting to Rural and Underserved Areas easier - for FREE
January 9, 2015
3RNet.org is a nonprofit job board specifically geared to candidates interested in rural and underserved America.
By posting jobs on 3RNet through your state member's support, facilities gain access to over 43,000 actively registered candidates (we don't make cold calls every candidate has chosen to sign up with us) and 300 new candidate registrations each month and 4,000 active job opportunities across the country.
Get started posting on 3RNet today
Go to https://www.3rnet.org/employer-registration. Fill out the form, selecting the state you wish to post jobs in and Click "Save Information". Once your application is submitted, it will go to the appropriate 3RNet organizational Member where it will either approve or deny your application based on their state criteria. You will be automatically notified via email, and if approved, jobs can be posted immediately.
If you have questions about the 3RNet site, you can contact them directly at www.3rnet.org or you can contact the Office of Primary Care and Rural Health, Ms. Erin L. Olsen, at 801-273-6618, email@example.com.
New Website Launched
October 21, 2013
Take a look around and let us know what you think.