The Board Staff shall collect and maintain
documentation of the following information from Physician Assistants for Rural
Areas Assistance Program applicants:
disclosure of all outstanding physician assistant education debt.
3. Documentation of the county and city/town
population where the practice is located.
4. Documentation that the practice will be
located in a rural Georgia community which needs additional physician
assistants to practice.
5. Copy of
the contract between the practice entity and the physician assistant or
attestation from the Physician Assistant documenting full time (40+ hours per
week) practice in the rural community where the practice is located.
6. Documentation verifying enrollment in the
Georgia Medicaid program.
Attestation from the applicant that the applicant does not have any other
current service obligations.
B. The Board staff shall review application
materials to ensure eligibility requirements are met and all required
documentation has been submitted.
C. Staff will compile the information and
prepare a summary of each applicant for the Board's review.
Board Review, Criteria for
Prioritizing Awards and Approval Process.
The Board shall receive and act upon all applications for the Physician
Assistants for Rural Areas Assistance Program made by eligible and qualified
B. The Board
shall make a careful and full investigation of the ability, character and
qualifications of each applicant and determine the applicant's fitness to
become the recipient of such loan.
C. The Board may employ such methods of
applicant evaluation that it deems proper.
D. The Board shall not discriminate or
evaluate applicants on the basis of race, religion, gender or national origin.
E. The Board shall review all
documentation submitted by the applicant and by the Board staff to assure that
the applicant meets all eligibility requirements for the Physician Assistants
for Rural Assistance Program.
The Board shall prioritize awards based on the following criteria:
(1) Applicants who have prior life experience
in rural communities, rural physician assistants practice experience, or
special areas of expertise of use to rural communities shall be given priority
and may be moved up in the rank order list of applicants at the discretion of
(2) Applicants entering
practice in a county with fewer physician assistant providers per population
may be given priority and may be moved up in the rank order list of applicants
at the discretion of the Board.
G. The Board shall establish a final ranking
of all qualified applicants from highest priority to lowest priority and shall
allocate awards based on availability of funds and the final rank order of the
H. Action approving
the applicant ranking and order of awards shall be made upon majority vote of
the Board members present.
Action on awards shall be duly recorded in the minutes of the Board
Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 195-15-.03
O.C.G.A. § 49-10-3.
entitled "Review Process" adopted. F. Oct. 31,
2016; eff. Nov. 20, 2016.
Repealed: New Rule of the same title adopted. F.
Dec. 31, 2019; eff.
Jan. 20, 2020.