As used in this chapter:
(A) "Department" means the Ohio department of health.
(B) "Director" means the director of the department or the director's designee.
(C) "Educational expenses" mean all or part of the principal and interest of a government or commercial educational loan which has been taken by a primary care physician and which meets the following criteria:
(1) The expenses were incurred while the physician was enrolled in, for up to a maximum of four years:
(a) A medical institution or a school or college of osteopathy in the United States accredited by the liaison committee on medical education or the American osteopathic association; or
(b) A medical school located outside the United States that was acknowledged by the world health organization while the physician was enrolled; and
(2) The expenses were incurred for:
(b) Other educational expenses, such as fees, books, and laboratory expenses, for specific purposes and in amounts determined to be reasonable by the director; and
(c) Loans that have not already been paid by or on behalf of the physician.
(D) "Health resource shortage area" means an area which has been determined by the director to meet the criteria outlined in rule 3701-6-04 of the Administrative Code.
(E) "Primary care physician" means a physician who is licensed to practice medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery under section 4731.14 of the Revised Code and is board certified or board eligible in a primary care specialty.
(F) "Primary care specialty" means general internal medicine, general pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, combined internal medicine/pediatrics, adolescent health, geriatrics or family practice.
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 9/15/2017 and 11/15/2022
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3702.79
Rule Amplifies: 3702.71, 3702.75
Prior Effective Dates: 10/15/1994, 12/28/01, 8/2/07, 9/6/12