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Qualifying debt is held by an established lending institution, identifiable as originating from the debt incurred to obtain a physician assistants education and fully disclosed at the time of application.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.01(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Physician assistant" means a skilled person who is licensed to a supervising physician and who is qualified by academic and practical training to provide patients' services not necessarily within the physical presence but under the personal direction or supervision of the supervising physician.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.01(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Qualified Debt" is any debt incurred to obtain an education as a physician assistant, fully disclosed at the time of application, and is currently not in default. Even if a creditor now considers the defaulted loan to be in good standing, such debt shall not be considered Qualified Debt.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.01(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> " Physician Assistant Education Loan Debt" refers to loans incurred by the applicant to finance his/her APRN education that remains unpaid during the contract period.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.01(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Eligible and Qualified Applicant" refers to, as minimum qualifications, a physician assistant with outstanding medical education loan debt, licensed to practice as a physician assistant in the State of Georgia who desires to serve in a Board-approved, rural area of Georgia.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.01(8)">(8)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Physician Assistant Program" means an institution of medical education that received accreditation or provisional accreditation by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) or National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants on a program in medical education designed to qualify the graduate for licensure by the Georgia Composite Medical Board.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.01(9)">(9)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Recipient" means any person who receives any amount of funding from GBPW for Rural Areas Assistance Program of the Georgia Board for Physician Workforce.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.01(10)">(10)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Service Repayment" means the period of service earned by the physician assistant, as approved by the Board, toward repayment of the service cancelable loan physician assistant services rendered by the recipient and as required under the provisions of the loan contract.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.01(11)">(11)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Credit" means that amount of time credited to the recipient for services rendered in compliance with the provisions of the contract. Credit is applied one year of funding for each year of service rendered in compliance with the repayment provisions of the contract, but may be prorated at the Board's discretion and determination.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.01(12)">(12)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Rural and Underserved Area" is defined as a Board approved rural county in Georgia of 50,000 population or less according to the United States decennial census of 2010 or any future such census or at any hospital or facility operated directly by of the Department of Public Health, Department of Community Health, Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, Department of Human Resources, Department of Corrections or the Department of Juvenile Justice. Facilities falling under the direct jurisdiction of the mentioned state agencies must include physician assistant employment by approved agency or, in case of contracted employment, the PA must be treating patients of the approved agency with equal provisions given to that agency's missions.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.01(13)">(13)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Contract Renewal" means the yearly renewal of the loan repayment contract between the recipient and the Board. The contract period shall be renewable on a one-year basis for a period not exceeding four years and a total amount not exceeding $40,000.00,</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.01(14)">(14)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Award Amount" refers to the annual amount obligated to a loan repayment recipient. The award amount shall be determined by the Board. At its annual meeting, the Board may, within its discretion, set the award amount for new loans within the limit of the appropriated funds for the budget year. Said amount shall be set forth in the official minutes of the Board.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.01(15)">(15)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Default" means breach of contract by the recipient in failing to begin or failing to complete the contractual service obligation of the Physician Assistants for Rural Areas Assistance Program.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.01(16)">(16)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Ad Damnum or Double Damages" refers to the penalty resulting from a loan repayment recipient defaulting on their contractual obligations. Default requires immediate repayment of double the total principal amount received less any pro-rated amount for repaid service as provided in the contract.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.01(17)">(17)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Cancellation of Contract" refers to the discretionary power of the Georgia Board for Physician Workforce to cancel any contract for cause deemed sufficient by the Board, provided such authority is not exercised unreasonably or arbitrarily.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.01(18)">(18)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Full Time" refers to 40 hours of work required per week to fulfill service obligations. Full time is considered at least 32 clinical hours providing direct patient care during normal clinic hours at the approved practice site. Remaining hours must be spent providing practice-related administrative activities. On-call hours are not considered part of the full time requirement. No more than 7 weeks (35 workdays) per year can be spent away from the practice for vacation, holidays, continuing professional education, illness or any other reason. Absences greater than 7 weeks a year will extend the service commitment. The practice time requirement can be split between two or more counties, provided that none of the practice location counties exceeds the 50,000 population limit.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.01(19)">(19)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Compelling Reasons" refers to conditions such as a life threatening illness or loss of ability to perform the duties of a PA or to be gainfully employed due to illness or accident. The Board may consent to a lesser measure of damages for compelling reasons.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/195-15-.02" name="195-15-.02" title="195-15-.02">Rule 195-15-.02 Eligibility Criteria and Application Process</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.02(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Eligibility Criteria.</B> Program eligibility is limited to applicants who meet the following criteria: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.02(1)a.">a.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Be licensed to practice as physician assistant in Georgia by the Georgia Composite Medical Board.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.02(1)b.">b.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Agree to practice full time (a minimum of forty hours per week) in a Board-approved practice location in a rural community in Georgia designated by the Georgia Board for Physician Workforce.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.02(1)c.">c.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Must work in a qualifying practice that actively treats Medicaid patients.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.02(1)d.">d.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Must not have other current contractual service obligations, such as National Health Service Corps Scholarships or Military Service Obligations.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.02(1)e.">e.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Must meet all other requirements as set forth by the Georgia Board for Physician Workforce.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.02(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Application Process</B>. Each applicant must: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.02(2)a.">a.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Submit a completed application form</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.02(2)b.">b. </a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Submit a full disclosure of all outstanding physician assistant education debt.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.02(2)c.">c.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Submit a copy of the contract between the practice entity and the applicant or a signed letter of attestation from the applicant documenting a commitment to full time (40+ hours per week) practice in the rural community where the practice is located.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.02(2)d.">d.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Attest that the applicant does not have any other current service obligations, such as National Health Service Corps Scholarships or Military Service Obligations.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/195-15-.03" name="195-15-.03" title="195-15-.03">Rule 195-15-.03 Review Process</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.03(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Administrative Review. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.03(1)A.">A.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Board Staff shall collect and maintain documentation of the following information form APRN for Rural Areas Assistance Program applicants: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.03(1)A.1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Application form.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.03(1)A.2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Full disclosure of all outstanding physician assistant education debt.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.03(1)A.3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Documentation of the county and city/town population where the practice is located.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.03(1)A.4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Documentation that the practice will be located in a rural Georgia community which needs additional physician assistants to practice.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.03(1)A.5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> 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.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.03(1)A.6.">6.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Documentation verifying enrollment in the Georgia Medicaid program.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.03(1)A.7.">7.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Attestation from the applicant that the applicant does not have any other current service obligations.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.03(1)B.">B.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Board staff shall review application materials to ensure eligibility requirements are met and all required documentation has been submitted.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.03(1)C.">C.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Staff will compile the information and prepare a summary of each applicant for the Board's review.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.03(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Board Review, Criteria for Prioritizing Awards and Approval Process. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.03(2)A.">A.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Board shall receive and act upon all applications for the Physician Assistant for Rural Areas Assistance Program made by eligible and qualified Physician Assistants.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.03(2)B.">B.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> 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.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.03(2)C.">C.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Board may employ such methods of applicant evaluation that it deems proper.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.03(2)D.">D.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Board shall not discriminate or evaluate applicants on the basis of race, religion, gender or national origin.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.03(2)E.">E.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> 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 APRNs for Rural Assistance Program.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.03(2)F.">F.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Board shall prioritize awards based on the following criteria: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.03(2)F.(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> 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 the Board.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.03(2)F.(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> 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.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.03(2)G.">G.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> 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 applicants.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.03(2)H.">H.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Action approving the applicant ranking and order of awards shall be made upon majority vote of the Board members present.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.03(2)I.">I.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Action on awards shall be duly recorded in the minutes of the Board meeting.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/195-15-.04" name="195-15-.04" title="195-15-.04">Rule 195-15-.04 Award Process</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.04A.">A.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Board staff shall notify each applicant in writing of the Board's decision within ten (10) days following the decision.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.04B.">B.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The successful applicant will be asked to accept or decline the award of a loan by signing and submitting an <I>Acceptance Form</I>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.04C.">C.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Those applicants who accept the loan award shall receive a contract for participation in the APRNs for Rural Areas Assistance Program. Each recipient will be allowed 10 days in which to review the contract with an attorney as to its contents if they so choose.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.04D.">D.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Loan awards that are rejected by the applicant shall be made available to the next highest ranking applicant based on the discussion and action taken by the Board.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.04E.">E.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Board staff shall arrange for all valid and approved contracts to be executed by the Executive Director and Board Chairman. Such documents shall be notarized and the official seal affixed.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.04F.">F.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> One of two fully executed copies of each loan contract shall be returned to the applicant and one kept in the permanent records of the GBPW.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.04G.">G.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Funds shall be paid directly to the financial institution holding the recipient's physician assistant student loan debt unless payment arrangements are otherwise directed in writing by the Board.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.04H.">H.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Board staff shall submit a check request to the Georgia Department of Community Health for payment of loan awards approved by the Board and for which fully executed contract is on file in the Board offices.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.04I.">I.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Board staff shall maintain appropriate records necessary to account for the expenditure of funds for the Dentists for Rural Areas Assistance Program.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/195-15-.05" name="195-15-.05" title="195-15-.05">Rule 195-15-.05 Contract Provisions</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.05A.">A.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The term of the Physician Assistants for Rural Areas Assistance Program contract will be one year.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.05B.">B.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Awards shall be in an amount determined by the Board at the annual meeting of the Board.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.05C.">C.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Recipients shall provide one year of service in a practice location approved by the Board for each contract.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.05D.">D.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The contract may be renewed up to three times, for a total of four contract years.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.05E.">E.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Annual documentation of the physician assistants practice location and other information is required to be submitted by the recipient in the form of an annual report to the Board.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.05F.">F.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Failure to submit the annual report will eliminate eligibility for contract renewal.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.05G.">G.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each Physician Assistants for Rural Areas Assistance Program recipient is responsible for keeping the Board apprised of his/her current address and telephone number at all times.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.05H.">H.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Board has the discretionary power to cancel any contract for cause deemed sufficient by the Board. Upon such cancellation by the Board, two times the total uncredited amount of the loan paid on behalf of the recipient shall at once become due and payable to the Georgia Board for Physician Workforce.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.05I.">I.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Georgia Board for Physician Workforce is vested with full and complete authority to bring an action in its own name against any recipient for any balance due the Georgia Board for Physician Workforce on any such contract.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/195-15-.06" name="195-15-.06" title="195-15-.06">Rule 195-15-.06 Contract Default, Penalty and Appeal</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.06(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> 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: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.06(1)a.">a.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> 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;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.06(1)b.">b.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The recipient fails to begin professional practice in a Board approved practice location in a rural community in Georgia as specified in the contract;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.06(1)c.">c.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The recipient fails to complete the full term of the contractual service obligation in the practice location specified in the contract;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.06(1)d.">d.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The recipient fails to maintain a full time practice (40+hours per week) in the Board approved practice location specified in the contract;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.06(1)e.">e.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The recipient fails to provide Board staff with access to records or other information necessary to monitor the recipient's compliance with contract terms.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.06(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> 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.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.06(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Reduction of Penalty - the Georgia Board for Physician Workforce may consent or agree to a lesser measure of damages in recognition of service provided or for other compelling reasons.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.06(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> 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.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.06(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> 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 courts.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/195-15-.07" name="195-15-.07" title="195-15-.07">Rule 195-15-.07 Monitoring Compliance</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.07(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Board shall monitor compliance primarily through information submitted by the recipient in an annual report, which shall include information about the recipient and about the recipient's practice as it relates to the service obligations of the contract.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.07(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Board may also monitor compliance through on-site visits by Board staff or contracted compliance officers to the recipient's practice during the contract period. Such on-site visits may be unannounced.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.07(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Board, at its discretion, may monitor compliance through other appropriate means.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/195-15-.08" name="195-15-.08" title="195-15-.08">Rule 195-15-.08 Allocation of Funds</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.08(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Funds for all awards granted through the Georgia Board for Physician Workforce shall be allocated from funding appropriated to the Board by the Georgia General Assembly for that purpose.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/195-15-.09" name="195-15-.09" title="195-15-.09">Rule 195-15-.09 Accounting Procedures and Reporting Requirements</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.09(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Georgia Department of Community Health shall maintain appropriate records in accordance with the provisions of the Georgia Administrative Attachment Statute, O.C.G.A.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/195-15-.10" name="195-15-.10" title="195-15-.10">Rule 195-15-.10 Due Process and Collection Provisions in the Event of Default</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.10A.">A.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Intent and General Approach</B>. <P>It is the intention of the Georgia Board for Physician Workforce to recruit physician assistants in rural Georgia.</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.10B.">B.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Assessment of Default</B>. <P>Board staff shall investigate potential default situations, obtain information from recipients pertaining to the potential default report to the Board.</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.10C.">C.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Notification and Due Process Procedures.</B><P>In the event the Board determines a recipient to be in default, the following steps shall be taken:</P> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.10C.(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Notification of Default.</B><P>The Executive Director of the Board shall notify the recipient by certified mail of the Board's finding that the recipient is in default. The letter of notification shall include the facts upon which the Board made its finding of default. The letter of notification shall provide information on the penalty provisions of the contract, including the total penalty due and payable, the Board's procedures for enforcement of the penalty provisions, and the opportunity for the recipient to obtain a hearing before the Board to appeal the finding of default.</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.10C.(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Opportunity for a Hearing prior to enforcement of penalty provisions.</B><P>Upon receipt of a notice of default, the recipient will be allowed thirty (30) days from the mailing date of the default notice to request a hearing before the Board to dispute the finding of default or to provide information to the Board as to why the penalty provisions of the contract should not be enforced. Said hearing shall take place at the next scheduled official meeting of the Board upon receipt of a clearly written request for a hearing.</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.10C.(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Hearing.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.10C.(3)a.">a.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Board Chair shall serve as the presiding officer for the hearing. In the absence of the Chair, the Board Vice-Chair shall preside.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.10C.(3)b.">b.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The recipient shall have a reasonable amount of time during the hearing to present information relevant to the issue of default to the Board. The presiding officer of the hearing shall determine the length of the hearing and shall have the sole authority to bring the hearing to closure.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.10C.(3)c.">c.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Testimony of individuals with knowledge relevant to the recipient's case is requested to be submitted in writing to the Board at least one week prior to the date of the hearing.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.10C.(3)d.">d.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The presiding officer of the hearing may permit live testimony if, in the sole opinion of the presiding officer, the information to be presented by witnesses is relevant and useful to assist the Board in making an appropriate decision.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.10C.(3)e.">e.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Neither the Board nor the recipient shall be represented by legal counsel at the hearing.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.10C.(3)f.">f.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> At the conclusion of the hearing, action to accept or reject the recipient's appeal shall be made by majority vote of the Board members present. The decision of the Board shall be final.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.10C.(3)g.">g.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The recipient shall be notified in writing of the Board's decision within ten (10) days of the date of the hearing. </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.10C.(3)h.">h.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If the recipient declines the offer of a hearing before the Board or fails to appear as scheduled, the penalty provisions of the contract shall be enforced immediately.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.10D.">D.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Enforcement of Penalty Provisions</B>. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.10D.(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In the event of default, and following implementation of the notification and due process procedures, the penalty provisions of the contract shall be enforced through the civil courts.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.10D.(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In the event legal action is instituted to collect any amount under the contract, the recipient shall pay attorney's fees incurred in the collection in an amount equal to fifteen percent (15%) of the unpaid balance of principal and interest.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.10D.(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Principal and penalties collected through the courts shall be used to pay the balance of any costs of collection, with the balance returned to the State of Georgia treasury.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="195-15-.10D.(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Penalty payments made to the State Treasury shall be duly recorded by the Georgia Board for Physician Workforce and a record of payment maintained in the recipient's permanent file.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </div> </div> </HTML> </div> <div id="toc" class="sidebar noprint"> <ul id="toc-children" class="children"><li><a href="/GAC/195-15-.01" name="195-15-.01" title="195-15-.01">Rule 195-15-.01 General Definitions</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/195-15-.02" name="195-15-.02" title="195-15-.02">Rule 195-15-.02 Eligibility Criteria and Application Process</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/195-15-.03" name="195-15-.03" title="195-15-.03">Rule 195-15-.03 Review Process</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/195-15-.04" name="195-15-.04" title="195-15-.04">Rule 195-15-.04 Award Process</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/195-15-.05" name="195-15-.05" title="195-15-.05">Rule 195-15-.05 Contract Provisions</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/195-15-.06" name="195-15-.06" title="195-15-.06">Rule 195-15-.06 Contract Default, Penalty and Appeal</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/195-15-.07" name="195-15-.07" title="195-15-.07">Rule 195-15-.07 Monitoring Compliance</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/195-15-.08" name="195-15-.08" title="195-15-.08">Rule 195-15-.08 Allocation of Funds</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/195-15-.09" name="195-15-.09" title="195-15-.09">Rule 195-15-.09 Accounting Procedures and Reporting Requirements</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/195-15-.10" name="195-15-.10" title="195-15-.10">Rule 195-15-.10 Due Process and Collection Provisions in the Event of Default</a></li></ul> </div> </div> <!--content ends here--> <div id="footer" class="noprint"><span class="footer">Copyright &copy; 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