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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department of Health
Chapter 542. Rules and Regulations Governing the Virginia Nurse Practitioner/Nurse Midwife Scholarship Program
9/30/2020

12VAC5-542-10. Definitions.

Part I
Definitions

The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Board" or "Board of Health" means the State Board of Health.

"Certified" means having passed an examination through a national certifying organization.

"Commissioner" means the State Health Commissioner.

"Interest at the prevailing bank rate for similar amounts of unsecured debt" means the prime lending rate as published in the Wall Street Journal on the last day of the month in which the decision to repay is communicated to the commissioner by the recipient, plus two percentage points.

"Medically underserved area" means a geographic area in Virginia designated by the State Board of Health in accordance with the Rules and Regulations for the Identification of Medically Underserved Areas (12VAC5-540-10 et seq.).

"Nurse midwife" means a registered nurse who has met the additional requirements of education and professional certification to practice as a nurse midwife in the Commonwealth.

"Nurse practitioner" means a registered nurse who has met the additional requirements of education and professional certification to practice as a nurse practitioner in the Commonwealth.

"Practice" means to practice as a nurse practitioner or nurse midwife in a medically underserved area in an employment setting that provides services to persons who are unable to pay for the service and that participates in all government sponsored insurance programs designed to assure access of covered persons to medical care services.

"Recipient" or "scholarship recipient" means an eligible registered nurse who enters into a contract with the commissioner and receives one or more scholarship awards via the Virginia Nurse Practitioner/Nurse Midwife Scholarship Program.

Statutory Authority

§§ 32.1-12, 32.1-122.5 and 32.1-122.6:02 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR355-40-700 § 1.1, eff. August 1, 1994.

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