CHAPTER 10. DESIGNATION OF MEDICALLY
10.2. Definition of medically deprived areas.
10.3. List of medically deprived areas.
The provisions of this Chapter 10 issued under act of December 22, 1977 (P. L. 521, No. 16A), § 1; act of December 22, 1977 (P. L. 532, No. 27A), § 2; act of December 22, 1977 (P. L. 537, No. 28A), § 2; act of December 22, 1977 (P. L. 546, No. 30A), § 2; act of December 22, 1977 (P. L. 551, No. 31A), § 1; act of December 22, 1977 (P. L. 552, No. 32A), § 2; act of December 22, 1977 (P. L. 555, No. 34A), § 1; act of December 22, 1977 (P. L. 558, No. 36A), § 1; act of June 20, 1978 (P. L. 1539, No. 19A), § 2; act of June 20, 1978 (P. L. 1544, No. 20A), § 2; act of June 20, 1978 (P. L. 1548, No. 21A), § 2; act of June 20, 1978 (P. L. 1556, No. 23A), § 2; act of June 20, 1978 (P. L. 1560, No. 27A), § 2; act of June 20, 1978 (P. L. 1561, No. 28A), § 2; act of June 20, 1978 (P. L. 1562, No. 29A), § 2; and act of June 20, 1978 (P. L. 1563, No. 30A), § 2, unless otherwise noted.
The provisions of this Chapter 10 adopted November 3, 1978, 8 Pa.B. 3024, unless otherwise noted.
§ 10.1. Purpose.
(a) The 1977-78 appropriations acts, act of December 22, 1977 (P. L. 532, No. 27A) § 2 (Pennsylvania State University (Hershey)); act of December 22, 1977 (P. L. 537, No. 28A) § 2 (University of Pittsburgh); act of December 22, 1977 (P. L. 546, No. 30A) § 2 (Temple University); act of December 22, 1977 (P. L. 521, No. 16A) § 1 (Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine); act of December 22, 1977 (P. L. 551, No. 31A) § 1 (Medical College of Pennsylvania); act of December 22, 1977 (P. L. 552, No. 32A) § 2 (University of Pennsylvania); act of December 22, 1977 (P. L. 555, No. 34A) § 1 (c) (Thomas Jefferson University); act of December 22, 1977 (P. L. 558, No. 36A) § 1 (c) (Hahnemann Medical College); act of June 20, 1978 (Act No. 19A) § 2 (Pennsylvania State University (Hershey)); act of June 20, 1978 (Act No. 21A) § 2 (University of Pittsburgh); act of June 20, 1978 (Act No. 20A) § 2 (Temple University); act of June 20, 1978 (Act No. 27A) § 2 (Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine); act of June 20, 1978 (Act No. 30A) § 2 (Medical College of Pennsylvania); act of June 20, 1978 (Act No. 23A) § 2 (University of Pennsylvania); act of June 20, 1978 (Act No. 28A) § 2 (Thomas Jefferson University); and act of June 20, 1978 (Act No. 29A) § 2 (Hahnemann Medical College) which provide for funds for the Commonwealths medical and osteopathic schools require that as a condition of receiving its 1977-78 appropriation, on or after January 1, 1978, and as a condition its 1978-79 appropriation, on or after January 1, 1979, the schools shall, when accepting first-year students for the next term, set aside 10% of the total number of admissions for students who agree that upon the completion of their medical training, they shall engage in the practice of medicine for a period of four years in an area termed medically deprived by the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
(b) The purpose of this chapter is to fulfill the statutory requirement of the Department of Health to designate medically deprived areas in this Commonwealth.
§ 10.2. Definition of medically deprived area.
(a) As used in this chapter, a medically deprived area is one in which there exists an inadequate availability of medical care to the general population, or parts thereof, or where such care is not readily accessible to the population being served, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.
(b) This definition is based upon criteria published in 43 Fed. Reg. 1585 (1978) which were developed by the Federal government to implement 42 U.S.C. § 254e (1976).
§ 10.3. List of medically deprived areas.
(a) The areas designated in subsection (b) of this section have been determined to be medically deprived by the Department of Health. The areas are listed by county. Where applicable, the counties are broken down by civil division or census tract.
(b) The following areas are determined to be medically deprived by the Department of Health:
County Medically Deprived Areas Adams Biglerville Borough; Ardentsville, Benderville, Butler, Huntingdon, Menallen, Tyrone, York Springs Townships. Armstrong Apollo, Atwood, Dayton, Leechburg, North Apollo, Rural Valley Boroughs; Bethel, Bradys Bend, Burrell, Cowanshannock, Gilpin, Kiskiminetas, Madison, Parks, Perry, Pine, Redbank, South Bend, Sugar Creek, Washington Townships. Butler Bruin, Cherry Valley, Chicora, Eau Claire, Fairview, Karn City, Petrolia Boroughs; Allegheny, Concord, Donegal, Fairview, Oakland, Parker, Venango, Washington Townships. Cambria All Area North of U.S. Highway 422. Carbon East Side Borough; Kidder, Lausanne, Lehigh, Penn Forest Townships. Centre Bellefonte, Center Hall, Howard, Milesburg, Millheim, Snow Shoe, Unionville Boroughs; Boggs, Burnside, Curtin, Greg, Haines, Howard, Liberty, Marion, Miles, Penn, Potter, Snow Shoe, Spring, Union, Walker (southern half) Townships. Chester Census Tracts: 3077-3082, 3061-3072. Clarion East Brady Borough; Brady, Farmington, Knox, Licking, Perry, Richland, Toby, Washington Townships. Clearfield Coalport, Glen Hope, Irvona, Ramey, Westover Boroughs; Beccaria, Bigler, Chest, Cooper (portion), Covington, Gulick, Jordan, Karthaus Townships. Clinton Beech Creek, Renovo, South Renovo Boroughs; Beech Creek, Chapman, East Keating, Grugan, Leidy, Noyes, West Keating Townships. Columbia Benton, Milleville, Stillwater Boroughs; Benton, Davidson, Fishing Creek, Franklin, Greenwood, Jackson, Jordan, Madison, Mt. Pleasant, Orange, Pine, Sugarloaf Townships. Crawford Centerville, Spartansburg, Townville Boroughs; Athens, Bloomfield, Richmond, Rockdale, Rome, Sparta, Stueben Townships. Dauphin Berrysburg, Elizabethville, Gratz, Halifax, Lykens, Millersburg, Williamstown Boroughs; Halifax, Jackson, Jefferson, Lykens, Mifflin, Reed, Upper Paxton, Washington, Wayne, Wiconisco, Williams Townships. Delaware Census Tracts: 4048, 4049.01, 4049.02, 4050-57, 4058.01, 4058.02, 4059-60. Erie Census Tracts: 116, 117; Albion, Cranesville, Platea Boroughs; Conneaut, Elk Creek, Franklin, Springfield Townships. Fayette Point Marion Borough; German, Nicholson. Forest Entire County Franklin Fannet, Metal Townships. Fulton Entire County Greene Greensboro Borough; Aleppo, Center, Dunkard, Freeport, Gilmore, Gray, Green, Jackson, Monogahela, Morris, Richill, Springhill, Washington, Wayne Townships. Huntingdon Entire County Indiana Cherry Creek, Clymer, Creekside, Glen Campbell, Marion Center, Plumville, Smicksburg Boroughs; Banks, Canoe, East Mahoning, Grant, Green, Montgomery, North Mahoning, Pine, Rayne, South Mahoning, Washington, West Mahoning Townships. Jefferson Big Run, Punxsutawney, Timblin, Worthville Boroughs; Beaver (portion), Bell, Gaskill, Henderson, Oliver, Perry, Porter, Ringgold Townships. Juniata Mifflin, Mifflintown, Port Royal, Thompsontown Boroughs; Beale, Delaware, Fayette, Fermangh, Greenwood, Lack, Milford, Monroe, Spruce Hill, Susquehanna, Turbett, Tuscarora, Walker Townships. Lackawanna Moscow Borough; Clifton, Covington, Elmhurst, Jefferson, Lehigh, Madison, Roaring Brook, Springbrook Townships. Lancaster Caernarvon, Earl, East Earl, Salisbury Townships. Lebanon Jonestown Borough; Bethel, Cold Spring, East Hanover, Swatara, Union Townships. Luzerne Avoca, Dupont, Duryea, Exeter, Hughestown, Laflin, New Columbus, Nuangola, Pittston, West Wyoming, White Haven, Yatesville Boroughs; Buck, Dennison, Dorrance, Exeter, Fairmont, Fairview, Foster, Franklin, Huntingdon, Jenkins, Pittston, Rice, Slocum, Wright Townships. Lycoming Hughesville, Picture Rocks Boroughs; Brown, Cascade, Cogan House, Cummings, Franklin, Gamble, Jackson, Jordan, Lewis, McHenry, McIntyre, McNett, Moreland, Penn, Pine, Plucketts Creek, Shrewsbury, Watson Townships. McKean Ceres, Eldred, Hamlin, Keating, Norwich, Otto, Sergeant Townships. Mifflin Bratton, Menno, Oliver, Wayne Townships. Monroe Coolbaugh, Tobyhanna, Tunkhannock Townships. Northumberland Herndon Borough; East Cameron, Jackson, Jordan, Little Mahanoy, Lower Mahanoy, Upper Mahanoy, Washington, West Mahanoy Townships. Perry Liverpool, Millerstown Boroughs; Greenwood, Liverpool, Tuscarora Townships. Philadelphia Census Tracts: 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 22, 33, 137, 138, 139, 140, 147, 148, 149, 151, 152, 153, 167, 168, 171, 172, 248-254. Pike Entire County Potter Galeton, Oswayo, Shinglehouse Boroughs; Abbott, Austin, Clara, Genessee, Keating, Oswayo, Pike, Pleasant Valley, Portage, Sharon, Stewardson, Sylvania, West Branch, Wharton Townships. Schuylkill Pine Grove, Tower City, Tremont Boroughs; Barry, Eldred, Frailey, Hegins, Hubley, Oswayo, Pine Grove, Porter, Tremont, Upper Mahantango, Washington Townships. Snyder Beavertown, Freeburg, Middleburg Boroughs; Beaver, Chapman, Franklin, Perry, Union, Washington, West Perry Townships. Sullivan Eaglesmere Borough; Davidson, Elkland, Forks, Fox, Hillsgrove, Shrewsbury Townships. Susquehanna All area east of U. S. Interstate 81. Tioga Elk, Liberty (western portion) Morris Townships. Washington Burgettstown, McDonald, Midway, West Middletown Boroughs; Cross Creek, Hanover, Hopewell, Independence, Jefferson, Mt. Pleasant, Robinson, Smith Townships. Wayne Entire County Westmoreland Avonmore, East Vandergrift, Hyde Park, Oklahoma, Vandergrift, West Leechburg Boroughs; Allegheny, Bell, Washington Townships. Wyoming Exeter, Falls Townships. York Census Tracts: 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 10, 15, 16
(c) The Department will periodically update the list of medically deprived areas. A copy of the current list will be provided to every medical and osteopathic school within this Commonwealth.
§ 10.4. Reporting.
A copy of any compliance report required to be provided to the Department of Education shall be simultaneously submitted to the Secretary of Health to assist the Department of Health in fulfilling its statutory requirement to designate medically deprived areas in this Commonwealth.
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