Compilation of Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia
Rule 195-18-.01 - General Definitions

Universal Citation: GA Rules and Regs r 195-18-.01

RULE 195-18-.01. General Definitions

(1) "Internal Medicine Residency Program" is a three year training program after graduation from medical school designed to provide the experience required to train an internal medicine physician as delineated by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, Essentials for Residency Programs in Internal Medicine.

(2) "Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education" is the body established to accredit residency programs.

(3) "Essentials of Accredited Residencies in Graduate Medical Education," a document published by the American Medical Association in its annual Graduate Medical Education Directory, details the institutional and program requirements for each of the medical specialties and subspecialties.

(4) "Qualified Hospital" means a hospital, or associated hospitals, which meet(s) the Residency Review Committee of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education requirements for a critical mass and mix of hospital patients, medical staff, facilities, and financial support adequate to sustain a quality program of internal medicine resident training.

(5) "Underserved Areas" are those geographic areas of the state in which the Board determines there is a shortage of internal medicine physicians.

(6) "Resident" means an individual at any level in an ACGME-accredited Graduate Medical Education Program, including subspecialty programs.

(7) "Capitation" means Board funding of designated Internal Medicine Residency Training Programs based upon a fixed dollar amount per resident times the number of residents in training, with the fixed dollar amount being set by the total state appropriation available for this purpose.

(8) "Board Programs" means those medical education activities supported by the Board and/or funded by the General Assembly to address Georgia's physician workforce needs.

O.C.G.A. ยง 49-10.

(Original Rule entitled "General Definitions" adopted. F. Apr. 18, 2017; eff. May 8, 2017.)
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