(A) Health resource shortage areas shall include the following:
(1) A geographical area, facility, or population group in this state that has been designated by the United States secretary of health and human services as a health manpower shortage area under Title III of the "Public Health Services Act," 58 Stat. 682 (1944), 42 U.S.C. 201 , as amended (1981).
(2) A geographical area, facility or population group in this state which:
(a) Has a population to primary care physician ratio exceeding two thousand to one; and
(b) Has previously been designated to be a health manpower shortage area as described in paragraph (A)(1) of this rule but upon regular redetermination by the director, no longer meets the criteria of paragraph (A)(1) of this rule.
(B) In determining whether to approve an area facility or population as a health resource shortage area, the director shall consider:
(1) Population groups that experience special health problems;
(2) Physician practice patterns.
(C) To determine priorities among health resource shortage areas for assignment of primary care physicians the director shall use the methodology used by the United States secretary of health and human services to determine priorities among designated health professional shortage areas. This methodology is codified at 42 CFR part 5(as published on October 1, 1993).
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 06/22/2012 and 09/01/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3702.79
Rule Amplifies: 3702.76
Prior Effective Dates: 10/15/1994, 12/28/01, 08/02/07