program established pursuant to this Act is entitled to receive an incentive payment not to exceed
ten thousand dollars.
Section 5. Any agreement for the payment of recruitment assistance pursuant to this Act shall obligate the rural health care facility employing the health care professional to provide a portion of the total amount of recruitment incentives based on the following criteria: rural health care facilities in communities of two thousand five hundred persons or less shall provide twenty-five percent of recruitment incentive payments, and rural health care facilities in communities of greater than two thousand five hundred persons shall provide fifty percent of recruitment incentive payments. When the rural health care facility certifies to the secretary of health that it has paid the full amount for which it is obligated, the secretary of health shall pay to the health care professional the remaining balance of the total incentive amount. The secretary shall pay the required amount out of funds appropriated by the Legislature for such purpose. The incentive shall be paid upon the health care professional's completion of the required three-year practice period. However, a rural health facility may pay its portion of the incentive at any time during the three-year period.
Section 6. No recruitment assistance agreement entered into pursuant to the provisions of this Act is effective until it is filed with and approved by the secretary of health. The secretary may prescribe the form of the agreements and procedures for approval by rules promulgated pursuant to chapter 1-26.
Section 7. No person may participate in the program established pursuant to the provisions of this Act if the person has previously participated in such program, or any other state or federal scholarship, loan repayment, or tuition reimbursement program which obligates the person to provide medical services within an underserved area.
Section 8. Any rural health care facility participating in the program established pursuant to the provisions of this Act shall agree to be a participating South Dakota medical assistance provider and
to serve any person eligible under chapter 28-6 and may not refuse treatment to any such person
while participating in the program.
Section 9. That § 1-16A-73.13 be repealed.
Section 10. That § 1-16A-73.14 be repealed.
Section 11. That § 1-16A-73.15 be repealed.
Section 12. That § 1-16A-73.16 be repealed.
Section 13. That § 1-16A-73.17 be repealed.
Section 14. That § 1-16A-73.18 be repealed.
Section 15. That § 1-16A-73.19 be repealed.
I certify that the attached Act originated in the
SENATE as Bill No. 176
Secretary of the Senate
President of the Senate
Secretary of the Senate
Senate Bill No. 176
File No. ____
Chapter No. ______
Received at this Executive Office this _____ day of _____________ ,
20____ at ____________ M.
for the Governor
The attached Act is hereby
approved this ________ day of
______________ , A.D., 20___
STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA,
Office of the Secretary of State
Filed ____________ , 20___
Secretary of State