Goto Section: 54.606 | 54.608 | Table of Contents
Revised as of February 25, 2020
Goto Year:2019 |
§ 54.607 Eligible recipients.
(a) Rural health care provider site—individual and consortium. Under
the Healthcare Connect Fund Program, an eligible rural health care
provider may receive universal service support by applying individually
or through a consortium. For purposes of the Healthcare Connect Fund
Program, a “consortium” is a group of two or more health care provider
sites that request support through a single application. Consortia may
include health care providers who are not eligible for support under
the Healthcare Connect Fund Program, but such health care providers
cannot receive support for their expenses and must participate pursuant
to the cost allocation guidelines in § 54.617(d).
(b) Limitation on participation of non-rural health care provider sites
in a consortium. An eligible non-rural health care provider site may
receive universal service support only as part of a consortium that
includes more than 50 percent eligible rural health care provider
sites. The majority-rural consortia percentage requirement will
increase by 5 percent for the following funding year (up to a maximum
of 75 percent) if the Commission must prioritize funding for a given
year because Rural Health Care Program demand exceeds the funding cap.
(c) Limitation on large non-rural hospitals. Each eligible non-rural
public or non-profit hospital site with 400 or more licensed patient
beds may receive no more than $30,000 per year in Healthcare Connect
Fund Program support for eligible recurring charges and no more than
$70,000 in Healthcare Connect Fund Program support every five years for
eligible nonrecurring charges, exclusive in both cases of costs shared
by the network.
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Goto Section: 54.606 | 54.608
Goto Year: 2019 |
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