2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 70. Schools
§70-697.2. Physician Manpower Training Commission - Cost-sharing programs for internship and residency physician training.
The Physician Manpower Training Commission is authorized to establish and administer cost-sharing programs for internship and residency physician training, which Commission shall provide for state assistance by sharing the cost on a percentage basis, as may be prescribed by law or as determined by the Commission, of the salary, fringe benefits, training and program administration of the interns and residents as may be arranged by contract for reimbursement with an accredited and approved hospital and accredited clinical programs throughout the state in cooperation with the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, which physician training institutions in the state shall serve as the administrative agent for internship and residency programs which are located in hospitals and clinical training programs throughout the state, which programs are affiliated with said institutions and approved for funding by the Commission. The Commission shall conduct the planning, coordination and selection of said training programs to assure the effective and efficient operation of these programs. Not less than fifty percent (50%) of the subsidy for these programs shall be used in the training of primary health care and family/general practice physicians for the rural and medically underserved areas of the state. Provided that such subsidy may be used for the primary purpose of increasing the total number of residencies funded by the State of Oklahoma, wherever located within the state, during that period in which residency programs are being established in rural areas; provided further, that as said residency programs are established and accredited in rural hospitals, residency positions in such programs shall be first provided for by the Commission. The Commission shall present a report to the Governor, the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President Pro Tempore of the Senate within one (1) month of the beginning of each regular legislative session on the operation of the programs including the progress made in accomplishing the goals of physician training as to type of specialties and manpower placement of the kind necessary to provide adequate health care to the people throughout the State of Oklahoma. The subsidy to the participating hospital, clinical situation or training institution per resident or intern shall not exceed any maximum or minimum amount as may be prescribed by law or as determined by the Commission. The actual amount of subsidy for physician training program situations shall be based upon a determination by the Commission of:
1. The type of primary care residency and internship programs involved and being conducted;
2. The extent of reimbursement available through third-party payers and all other sources; and
3. The program and salary costs incurred in the given training situation.
Added by Laws 1975, c. 271, § 2, emerg. eff. June 5, 1975. Amended by Laws 1976, c. 212, § 10, emerg. eff. June 7, 1976; Laws 1979, c. 250, § 1; Laws 1981, c. 272, § 17, eff. July 1, 1981; Laws 1982, c. 96, § 1, operative Oct. 1, 1982; Laws 1983, c. 333, § 25, emerg. eff. June 29, 1983; Laws 1992, c. 324, § 20, eff. July 1, 1992; Laws 2018, c. 286, § 6, eff. Nov. 1, 2018.