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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department of Health
Chapter 540. Rules and Regulations for the Identification of Medically Underserved Areas in Virginia

12VAC5-540-30. Criteria for determining medically underserved areas.

The following five criteria, as available, and as indicated, shall be used to evaluate and identify medically underserved areas throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia:

1. Percentage of population with income at or below 100% of the federal poverty level. The source for these data shall be the most recent available publication of the Bureau of the Census of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

2. Percentage of population that is 65 years of age or older. The source for these data shall be the Economic Services Division of the Virginia Employment Commission.

3. The primary care physician to population ratio. The source for these data shall be the Department of Family Practice of the Medical College of Virginia of Virginia Commonwealth University.

4. The four-year aggregate infant mortality rate. The source for these data shall be the Center of Health Statistics of the Virginia Department of Health.

5. The most recent annual civilian unemployment rate. The source for these data shall be Information Services Division of the Virginia Employment Commission.

Statutory Authority

§§ 32.1-12 and 32.1-122.5 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR355-40-500 § 2.1, eff. July 3, 1991.

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