(A) As used in this section:
(1) "Federally qualified health center" means a health center that receives a federal public health services grant under the "Public Health Services Act," 117 Stat. 2020, 42 U.S.C. 254b, as amended, or another health center designated by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration as a federally qualified health center.
(2) "Federally qualified health center look-alike" means a public or not-for-profit health center that meets the eligibility requirements to receive a federal public health services grant under the "Public Health Services Act," 117 Stat. 2020, 42 U.S.C. 254b, as amended, but does not receive grant funding.
(B) The department of health may enter into an agreement with the state's primary care association to promote the establishment of new federally qualified health centers and federally qualified health center look-alikes.
The department and the association may assist local communities and community health centers by providing grants and grant writing assistance to establish health centers as defined in 42 U.S.C. 254b, regardless of whether the health centers apply for a grant under that section.
Effective Date: 2007 HB119 06-30-2007.