Default - a recipient will be considered
in default of the contractual obligations of the Physician Assistants for Rural
Areas Assistance Program under any of the following situations:
a. The recipient loses his/her Georgia
physician assistants license or restrictions are placed on the recipient's
license rendering him/her ineligible to practice full time as a physician
assistant in agreement with the terms of the PARAA contract;
b. The recipient fails to begin professional
practice in a Board approved practice location in a rural community in Georgia
as specified in the contract;
The recipient fails to complete the full term of the contractual service
obligation in the practice location specified in the contract;
d. The recipient fails to maintain a full
time practice (40+hours per week) in the Board approved practice location
specified in the contract;
recipient fails to provide Board staff with access to records or other
information necessary to monitor the recipient's compliance with contract
(2) Penalty for
Default - upon a finding of default by the Board, the recipient shall
immediately be liable to the Board for two times the original principal amount
of the loan award provided to the recipient.
(3) Reduction of Penalty - the Georgia Board
of Health Care Workforce may consent or agree to a lesser measure of damages in
recognition of service provided or for other compelling reasons.
(4) Appeal Process - a recipient found to be
in default may appeal the finding to the Board in writing. The recipient shall
also have the right to request a hearing before the Board to appeal a finding
of default or enforcement of the penalty provision. If a recipient fails to
appear for a scheduled hearing before the Board, the recipient shall forfeit
all rights of appeal. The Board shall consider appeals from recipients prior to
enforcement of the penalty provision.
(5) Enforcement of Penalty - the penalty
provision for default shall be enforced by a letter of demand for payment from
the Board to the recipient. If the recipient fails to respond to the letter of
demand for payment, collection shall be pursued through the civil
Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 195-15-.06
entitled "Contract Default, Penalty and Appeal" 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Repealed: New Rule of the same title adopted.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.