Or. Admin. R. 575-071-0000 - Definitions

For the purposes of the Rural Health Services Program the following definitions shall be used:

(1) "Commission" means the Higher Education Coordinating Commission.
(2) "Dentist" means any person licensed to practice dentistry under ORS Chapter 679.
(3) "Nurse Practitioner" means any person licensed under ORS 678.375.
(4) "Physician Assistant" means any person licensed under ORS 677.495 and 677.505 to 677.525.
(5) "Physician" means any person licensed under ORS Chapter 677.
(6) "Pharmacist" means an individual licensed under ORS Chapter 689.
(7) "Qualifying Loan" means any loan made to a medical student, pharmacy student, physician assistant student, dental student or nursing student under:
(a) The Common School Fund Loan Program administered under ORS 348.040 to 348.090;
(b) Programs under Title IV, Parts B, D, and E, of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended; and
(c) The Health Profession's Student Loan Program, Nursing Student Loan Program, Health Education Assistance Loan Program and Primary Care Loan Program administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
(8) "Qualifying practice site" means:
(a) A rural hospital as defined in ORS 442.470;
(b) A federally certified Rural Health Clinic;
(c) A pharmacy that is located in a medically underserved rural community in Oregon as determined by the Office of Rural Health or a federally designated health professional shortage area and that is not part of a group of six or more pharmacies under common ownership; or
(d) Another practice site in a medically underserved rural community in Oregon as determined by the Office of Rural Health.
(9) "Practice Full-Time" means on-site clinical service, excluding on-call time, in a relevant health care discipline for no less than 32 working hours per week during no less than 48 weeks in a year.


Or. Admin. R. 575-071-0000
SSC 2-1992, f. & cert. ef. 2-28-92; SSC 5-1994, f. & cert. ef. 1-25-94; OSAC 1-2002, f. & cert. ef. 2-4-02; OSAC 3-2006, f. & cert. ef. 3-1-06; OSAC 1-2007, f. & cert. ef. 10-3-07; OSAC 1-2015, f. & cert. ef. 12/18/2015

Stat. Auth.: ORS 442.555 & SB 404

Stats. Implemented: ORS 442.550 - 442.570

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