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Chapter 70.112 RCW


RCW Sections

70.112.020Education in family medical practice -- Department in school of medicine -- Residency programs -- Financial support.
70.112.060Funding of residency programs.

Council for children and families: Chapter 43.121 RCW.


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(1) "Affiliated" means established or developed in cooperation with the school of medicine.
(2) "Family practice unit" means the community facility or classroom used for training of ambulatory health skills within a residency training program.
(3) "Residency programs" mean[s] community based family practice residency educational programs either in existence or established under this chapter.
(4) "School of medicine" means the University of Washington school of medicine located in Seattle, Washington. [2010 1st sp.s. c 7 § 41; 1975 1st ex.s. c 108 § 1.
[2010 1st sp.s. c 7 § 41; 1975 1st ex.s. c 108 § 1.]
Reviser's note: The definitions in this section have been alphabetized pursuant to RCW 1.08.015(2)(k).
Effective date2010 1st sp.s. c 26; 2010 1st sp.s. c 7: See note following RCW 43.03.027.

Education in family medical practice—Department in school of medicine—Residency programs—Financial support.

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There is established a statewide medical education system for the purpose of training resident physicians in family practice. The dean of the school of medicine shall be responsible for implementing the development and expansion of residency programs in cooperation with the medical profession, hospitals, and clinics located throughout the state. The chair of the department of family medicine in the school of medicine shall determine where affiliated residency programs shall exist; giving consideration to communities in the state where the population, hospital facilities, number of physicians, and interest in medical education indicate the potential success of the residency program. The medical education system shall provide financial support for residents in training for those programs which are affiliated with the school of medicine and shall establish positions for appropriate faculty to staff these programs. The number of programs shall be determined by the board and be in keeping with the needs of the state. [2012 c 117 § 426; 2010 1st sp.s. c 7 § 42; 1975 1st ex.s. c 108 § 2.
[2012 c 117 § 426; 2010 1st sp.s. c 7 § 42; 1975 1st ex.s. c 108 § 2.]
Effective date2010 1st sp.s. c 26; 2010 1st sp.s. c 7: See note following RCW 43.03.027.

Funding of residency programs.

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(1) The moneys appropriated for these statewide family medicine residency programs shall be in addition to all the income of the University of Washington and its school of medicine and shall not be used to supplant funds for other programs under the administration of the school of medicine.
(2) The allocation of state funds for the residency programs shall not exceed fifty percent of the total cost of the program.
(3) No more than twenty-five percent of the appropriation for each fiscal year for the affiliated programs shall be authorized for expenditures made in support of the faculty and staff of the school of medicine who are associated with the affiliated residency programs and are located at the school of medicine.
(4) No funds for the purposes of this chapter shall be used to subsidize the cost of care incurred by patients. [1975 1st ex.s. c 108 § 6.
[1975 1st ex.s. c 108 § 6.]