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10.1.    Purpose.
10.2.    Definition of ‘‘medically deprived’’ areas.
10.3.    List of ‘‘medically deprived’’ areas.
10.4.    Reporting.


   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 Commonwealth’s 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’’
AdamsBiglerville Borough; Ardentsville, Benderville, Butler, Huntingdon, Menallen, Tyrone, York Springs Townships.
ArmstrongApollo, Atwood, Dayton, Leechburg, North Apollo, Rural Valley Boroughs; Bethel, Brady’s Bend, Burrell, Cowanshannock, Gilpin, Kiskiminetas, Madison, Parks, Perry, Pine, Redbank, South Bend, Sugar Creek, Washington Townships.
ButlerBruin, Cherry Valley, Chicora, Eau Claire, Fairview, Karn City, Petrolia Boroughs; Allegheny, Concord, Donegal, Fairview, Oakland, Parker, Venango, Washington Townships.
CambriaAll Area North of U.S. Highway 422.
CarbonEast Side Borough; Kidder, Lausanne, Lehigh, Penn Forest Townships.
CentreBellefonte, 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.
ChesterCensus Tracts: 3077-3082, 3061-3072.
ClarionEast Brady Borough; Brady, Farmington, Knox, Licking, Perry, Richland, Toby, Washington Townships.
ClearfieldCoalport, Glen Hope, Irvona, Ramey, Westover Boroughs; Beccaria, Bigler, Chest, Cooper (portion), Covington, Gulick, Jordan, Karthaus Townships.
ClintonBeech Creek, Renovo, South Renovo Boroughs; Beech Creek, Chapman, East Keating, Grugan, Leidy, Noyes, West Keating Townships.
ColumbiaBenton, Milleville, Stillwater Boroughs; Benton, Davidson, Fishing Creek, Franklin, Greenwood, Jackson, Jordan, Madison, Mt. Pleasant, Orange, Pine, Sugarloaf Townships.
CrawfordCenterville, Spartansburg, Townville Boroughs; Athens, Bloomfield, Richmond, Rockdale, Rome, Sparta, Stueben Townships.
DauphinBerrysburg, Elizabethville, Gratz, Halifax, Lykens, Millersburg, Williamstown Boroughs; Halifax, Jackson, Jefferson, Lykens, Mifflin, Reed, Upper Paxton, Washington, Wayne, Wiconisco, Williams Townships.
DelawareCensus Tracts: 4048, 4049.01, 4049.02, 4050-57, 4058.01, 4058.02, 4059-60.
ErieCensus Tracts: 116, 117; Albion, Cranesville, Platea Boroughs; Conneaut, Elk Creek, Franklin, Springfield Townships.
FayettePoint Marion Borough; German, Nicholson.
ForestEntire County
FranklinFannet, Metal Townships.
FultonEntire County
GreeneGreensboro Borough; Aleppo, Center, Dunkard, Freeport, Gilmore, Gray, Green, Jackson, Monogahela, Morris, Richill, Springhill, Washington, Wayne Townships.
HuntingdonEntire County
IndianaCherry 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.
JeffersonBig Run, Punxsutawney, Timblin, Worthville Boroughs; Beaver (portion), Bell, Gaskill, Henderson, Oliver, Perry, Porter, Ringgold Townships.
JuniataMifflin, Mifflintown, Port Royal, Thompsontown Boroughs; Beale, Delaware, Fayette, Fermangh, Greenwood, Lack, Milford, Monroe, Spruce Hill, Susquehanna, Turbett, Tuscarora, Walker Townships.
LackawannaMoscow Borough; Clifton, Covington, Elmhurst, Jefferson, Lehigh, Madison, Roaring Brook, Springbrook Townships.
LancasterCaernarvon, Earl, East Earl, Salisbury Townships.
LebanonJonestown Borough; Bethel, Cold Spring, East Hanover, Swatara, Union Townships.
LuzerneAvoca, 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.
LycomingHughesville, Picture Rocks Boroughs; Brown, Cascade, Cogan House, Cummings, Franklin, Gamble, Jackson, Jordan, Lewis, McHenry, McIntyre, McNett, Moreland, Penn, Pine, Plucketts Creek, Shrewsbury, Watson Townships.
McKeanCeres, Eldred, Hamlin, Keating, Norwich, Otto, Sergeant Townships.
MifflinBratton, Menno, Oliver, Wayne Townships.
MonroeCoolbaugh, Tobyhanna, Tunkhannock Townships.
NorthumberlandHerndon Borough; East Cameron, Jackson, Jordan, Little Mahanoy, Lower Mahanoy, Upper Mahanoy, Washington, West Mahanoy Townships.
PerryLiverpool, Millerstown Boroughs; Greenwood, Liverpool, Tuscarora Townships.
PhiladelphiaCensus Tracts: 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 22, 33, 137, 138, 139, 140, 147, 148, 149, 151, 152, 153, 167, 168, 171, 172, 248-254.
PikeEntire County
PotterGaleton, Oswayo, Shinglehouse Boroughs; Abbott, Austin, Clara, Genessee, Keating, Oswayo, Pike, Pleasant Valley, Portage, Sharon, Stewardson, Sylvania, West Branch, Wharton Townships.
SchuylkillPine Grove, Tower City, Tremont Boroughs; Barry, Eldred, Frailey, Hegins, Hubley, Oswayo, Pine Grove, Porter, Tremont, Upper Mahantango, Washington Townships.
SnyderBeavertown, Freeburg, Middleburg Boroughs; Beaver, Chapman, Franklin, Perry, Union, Washington, West Perry Townships.
SullivanEaglesmere Borough; Davidson, Elkland, Forks, Fox, Hillsgrove, Shrewsbury Townships.
SusquehannaAll area east of U. S. Interstate 81.
TiogaElk, Liberty (western portion) Morris Townships.
WashingtonBurgettstown, McDonald, Midway, West Middletown Boroughs; Cross Creek, Hanover, Hopewell, Independence, Jefferson, Mt. Pleasant, Robinson, Smith Townships.
WayneEntire County
WestmorelandAvonmore, East Vandergrift, Hyde Park, Oklahoma, Vandergrift, West Leechburg Boroughs; Allegheny, Bell, Washington Townships.
WyomingExeter, Falls Townships.
YorkCensus 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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