§ 405.2417 Visiting nurse services: Determination of shortage of agencies.
A shortage of home health agencies exists if the Secretary determines that the RHC or FQHC:
(a) Is located in a county, parish, or similar geographic area in which there is no participating home health agency or adequate home health services are not available to patients of the RHC or FQHC.
(b) Has (or expects to have) patients whose permanent residences are not within the area serviced by a participating home health agency.
(c) Has (or expects to have) patients whose permanent residences are not within a reasonable traveling distance, based on climate and terrain, of a participating home health agency.