3702.71 Physician loan repayment program definitions.

As used in sections 3702.71 to 3702.81 of the Revised Code:

(A) "Full-time practice" means working a minimum of forty hours per week for a minimum of forty-five weeks each service year.

(B) "Part-time practice" means working a minimum of twenty and a maximum of thirty-nine hours per week for a minimum of forty-five weeks per service year.

(C) "Primary care physician" means an individual who is authorized under Chapter 4731. of the Revised Code to practice medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery and is board certified or board eligible in a primary care specialty.

(D) "Primary care service" means professional comprehensive personal health services, which may include health education and disease prevention, treatment of uncomplicated health problems, diagnosis of chronic health problems, overall management of health care services for an individual or a family, and the services of a psychiatrist. "Primary care service" also includes providing the initial contact for health care services , making referrals for secondary and tertiary care and for continuity of health care services, and teaching activities to the extent specified in a contract entered into pursuant to section 3702.74 of the Revised Code.

(E) "Primary care specialty" means general internal medicine, pediatrics, adolescent medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, combined internal medicine and pediatrics, geriatrics, or family practice.

(F) "Teaching activities" means providing clinical education to students and residents regarding the primary care physician's normal course of practice and expertise at the service site specified in the contract described in section 3702.74 of the Revised Code.

Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 483, §101.01, eff. 9/15/2014.

Effective Date: 11-24-1995; 09-29-2005; 2008 HB562 06-24-2008