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Chapter 195-9 MEDICAL STUDENT CAPITATION PROGRAM

Rule 195-9-.01 General Definitions

(1) "Medical School" is a four year program leading to the M.D. degree which will prepare its graduates to enter and complete graduate medical education, to qualify for licensure, to provide competent medical care, and to have the educational background necessary for continued learning.
(2) "Liaison Committee on Medical Education" is the body established to accredit programs in medical education leading to the M.D. degree in the United States and territories and, in cooperation with the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS), in Canada.
(3) "Accredited" means a medical school has met the national standards set forth by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education.
(4) "Student" is an individual enrolled in a program of medical education leading to the M.D. degree.
(5) "Georgia Resident" means to qualify as a resident of the State of Georgia for the purpose of participating in the Medical Student Capitation Program or other Board program where appropriate, an entering freshman student must show he/she has been a legal resident of Georgia for a period of at least twelve months immediately prior to certification of residency. In the event a student is identified as a potential participant after beginning a program of study, the student must demonstrate he/she was a legal resident of Georgia for a period of one year prior to entering the School. A Certification of Residency Form, as defined by the "Georgia Board of Health Care Workforce," must be completed. This Form shall be notarized and signed by a judge of the highest court of the county where a student maintains his/her legal residence. Completion of this Form shall constitute sufficient proof of Georgia Residency status.
(6) "Medically Underserved" are those geographic areas of the state in which the Board determines that there will be a shortage of physicians.
(7) "Primary Care and Core Specialty Disciplines" are family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics/gynecology, emergency medicine, psychiatry and general surgery.
(8) "Primary Care and Core Specialty Graduates" is the sum of all graduates from the medical school initially enrolled in primary care or core specialty residency programs during the five-year period specified in the Agreement each year.
(9) "Primary Care and Core Specialty Residency Programs" are ACGME accredited graduate medical education programs in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine (Categorical), Obstetrics/Gynecology, General Surgery, Pediatrics (Categorical), Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, or an ACGME recognized graduate medical education program in Internal Medicine/Preventive Medicine, or Internal Medicine/Family Medicine.
(10) "Initially enrolled" is the first graduate medical education program the physician is enrolled in following the award of the Doctor of Medicine degree.
(11) "Total Graduates" is the sum of all graduates receiving the Doctor of Medicine Degree from the medical school during the five year period specified in the Agreement each year. Graduates who did not enter a graduate medical education program after receiving their medical degree shall be subtracted from the Total Graduates.
(12) "Primary Care and Core Specialty Enrollment Rate" the quotient of primary care and core specialty graduates divided by the total graduates.

Rule 195-9-.02 Medical Student Capitation Program

(1) For the annual provision of medical student capitation to certain designated medical schools, the Board requires the following conditions be met:
(a) Maintenance of accreditation of School by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education;
(b) Compliance with all Board guidelines, rules and regulations;
(c) Submission of all reports, budgets, and such other documentation as may be reasonably required by the Board and/or outlined in the GBPW's Report Guidelines:
(2) Payment Process. Based on reports submitted by the medical school, the Board shall authorize disbursement of Medical Student Capitation Program funding upon receipt of the statement of Georgia residents, invoice and other documentation required in the Agreement to be submitted with the statement.
(a) The school shall submit a statement subject to approval by the Board from the appropriate institutional official, stating that each medical student participating in the Capitation Program under the Agreement has been deemed by the official to be a resident of Georgia. Along with the statement, the Medical School shall submit invoices to the Board listing the name, medical school year, social security numbers and the permanent addresses of the students participating in the Medical Student Capitation Program and a copy of the Certification of Residency Form for each new participant by September 15th of the Agreement period. The statement shall note the total number of Georgia residents enrolled if different from the invoiced number of residents along with the total number of medical students enrolled in the Medical School during the Agreement period.
(b) The School shall provide, upon graduation, a list verifying the students' specialty selection and location of residency training.
(3) State Audit. The Medical School shall be subject to an audit of the financial records relating to the Medical Student Capitation Program upon request of the Board or other duly authorized officer or employee of the State of Georgia. For this purpose, the Medical School shall:
(a) Maintain for three (3) years after receipt of the Grant all directly pertinent books, documents, papers, and records involving related transactions;
(b) Retain sufficient records for the conduct of an audit for any year for which payments are in dispute until such dispute is resolved; and
(c) Be subject to reduction in payment of the Medical Student Capitation Program funding based on the findings of a state audit disallowing any previous such payments.
(4) Primary Care and Core Specialty Enrollment Rate: The Primary Care and Core Specialty Enrollment Rate will be monitored by the Board for five (5) years from date of graduation. In the event the Primary Care and Core Specialty Enrollment Rate should fall below an acceptable number over any five (5) consecutive year period, the Board shall have the authority to adjust the payment to the School. The acceptable rate will be determined by the Board from time to time and set forth in the Agreement between the Board and the School.