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RULE §6.181 Award Criteria and Selection for Funding

Published: 2015

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(a) Applicants shall be selected for funding based
on requirements and award criteria provided in the RFA.
(b) Award criteria will include, but may not be limited
to, consideration of the following factors:
  (1) the characteristics, including location and specialties,
of existing residency positions that are supported by state funding;

  (2) current and projected physician workforce demographics;

  (3) projected state population size, growth, density,
and distribution;
  (4) projected statistics regarding birth, disease,
and death rates; and
  (5) the level of support the applicant will provide
for the following goals:
    (A) creating new residency positions, with an emphasis
on creating first-year residency positions, without adversely affecting
existing residency positions;
    (B) maximizing local or federal matching funds;
    (C) the level of community collaboration and innovative
funding as evidenced by documentation such as agreements, letters
of support, and funding from other sources;
    (D) developing accredited graduate medical education
programs at hospitals that have not previously offered such programs;

    (E) increasing residency positions with respect to
medically underserved areas and/or populations; and
    (F) increasing residency positions with respect to
medical specialties having shortages in the state.
(c) The selection process includes an application review
and staff recommendation for funding. Board staff shall review applications
to determine if they adhere to the Resident Physician Expansion Grant
Program requirements and the funding priorities contained in the RFA.

(d) Priority for funding will be given to residency
positions awarded a grant the preceding year under the Resident Physician
Expansion Grant Program, provided the graduate medical education program
or sponsoring institution from the preceding year is in compliance
with the requirements of the Resident Physician Expansion Grant Program.

Source Note: The provisions of this §6.181 adopted to be effective September 4, 2014, 39 TexReg 6844