New Jersey Revised Statutes § 18a:71c-36 - Entry Into Program; Agreements.

18A:71C-36 Entry into program; agreements.

18A:71C-36. a. In administering the program, the authority or its designated agent shall contract only with a primary care practitioner.

b.The contract shall require a program participant to:

(1)serve at least an initial two-year period at an approved site in the full-time clinical practice of that person's primary care profession;

(2)charge for professional services at the usual and customary rate prevailing in the area in which the approved site is located, but allow a patient who is unable to pay that charge to pay at a reduced rate or receive care at no charge;

(3)not discriminate against any patient in the provision of health care services on the basis of that person's ability to pay or source of payment; and

(4)agree not to impose any charge in excess of the limiting fee for a service, as determined by the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services, to a recipient of benefits under the federal Medicare program established pursuant to Pub.L.89-97 (42 U.S.C.s.1395 et seq.).

c.The contract shall also specify the applicant's dates of required service and the total amount of eligible qualifying loan expenses to be redeemed by the State in return for service, and stipulate that the applicant has knowledge of and agrees to the six-month probationary period required prior to final acceptance into the program pursuant to N.J.S.18A:71C-38.

Amended 2009, c.145, s.5.

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