Educ. Code Section 61.506
Family Practice Residency Training Pilot Programs
(a)The Family Practice Residency Advisory Committee shall work to enhance approved family practice residency programs and to establish not less than three or more than five pilot programs to provide a major source of indigent health care and to train family practice resident physicians.
(b)Each of the pilot programs must provide services to an economically depressed or rural medically underserved area of the state. One pilot program must be located in an urban area, one pilot program must be located in a rural area, and the remaining pilot program or programs must be located in the border region as defined by Section 481.001 (Definitions), Government Code.
(c)An approved family practice residency program that wants to participate in or sponsor a pilot program must make a proposal to the advisory committee.
(d)The advisory committee shall review all proposals submitted under Subsection (c) of this section and shall recommend to the board approved family practice residency programs to participate in or sponsor pilot programs.
(e)The board shall select approved family practice residency programs to participate in or sponsor pilot programs on the basis of each program’s commitment to indigent health care and to training family practice resident physicians.
(f)The advisory committee shall use financial reports, audits, and performance evaluations currently required under this subchapter or by board rule to assess annually the financial feasibility and effective performance of the pilot programs. The advisory committee may require additional reports as necessary.
(g)Repealed by Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 573 (S.B. 241), Sec. 3.01(1), eff. September 1, 2019.
(h)If the advisory committee determines that a pilot program is not financially feasible or that it does not perform effectively, the advisory committee shall recommend to the board discontinuation of funding for the pilot program.
Section 61.506 — Family Practice Residency Training Pilot Programs,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/ED/htm/ED.61.htm#61.506 (accessed Dec. 2, 2023).