The financial or other support for health care provider recruitment and retention provided by individuals, organizations or local governments in the eligible practice area, health professional shortage area, or rural area in which an eligible applicant desires to practice.
The geographic distribution of the health care providers who have entered into loan repayment agreements under this section and the geographic location of the eligible practice area, health professional shortage area, or rural area in which an eligible applicant desires to practice.
Other considerations that the board may specify by rule.
If the board determines that a consideration under par. (b)
does not apply to eligible applicants who desire to practice in free or charitable clinics, the board shall develop a mechanism to fairly assess all applicants under the priorities established under par. (b)
An agreement under sub. (3)
does not create a right of action against the state on the part of the health care provider or the lending institution for failure to make the payments specified in the agreement.
(6) Local participation.
The board shall encourage contributions to the program under this section by counties, cities, villages and towns.
The board shall, by rule, establish penalties to be assessed by the board against health care providers who breach an agreement entered into under sub. (3) (a)
. The rules shall do all of the following:
Specify what actions constitute a breach of the agreement.
Provide specific penalty amounts for specific breaches.
Provide exceptions for certain actions, including breaches resulting from death or disability.
The board shall do all of the following:
Identify communities with an extremely high need for health care, including dental health care.
Publicize the program under this section to health care providers and eligible communities.
Assist health care providers who are interested in applying for the program under this section.
Assist communities in obtaining the services of health care providers through the program under this section.
Notwithstanding subs. (3) (b)
and (5) (a)
, ensure that moneys appropriated under s. 20.285 (1) (qj)
are used under this section only to repay loans on behalf of health care providers who agree to practice in a rural area.
(8) Expanded loan assistance program.
The board may agree to repay loans as provided under this section on behalf of a health care provider under an expanded health care provider loan assistance program that is funded through federal funds in addition to state matching funds. To be eligible for loan repayment under the expanded health care provider loan assistance program, a health care provider must fulfill all of the requirements for loan repayment under this section, as well as all of the following:
The health care provider must be a U.S. citizen.
The health care provider may not have a judgment lien against his or her property for a debt to the United States.
The health care provider must agree to do all of the following:
Accept medicare assignment as payment in full for services or articles provided.
Use a sliding fee scale or a comparable method of determining payment arrangements for patients who are not eligible for medicare or medical assistance and who are unable to pay the customary fee for the health care provider's services.
Practice at a public or private nonprofit entity in a health professional shortage area, if the health care provider is not a dental hygienist, or in a dental health shortage area, if the health care provider is a dental hygienist.
History: 2009 a. 28
; Stats. 2009 s. 36.61; 2009 a. 190
; 2011 a. 32
; 2019 a. 58
See also ch. UWS 24
, Wis. adm. code.
Rural health development council.
The rural health development council created under s. 15.917 (1)
shall do all of the following:
Advise the board on matters related to the physician and dentist loan assistance program under s. 36.60
and the health care provider loan assistance program under s. 36.61
Advise the board on the amount, up to $25,000, to be repaid on behalf of each health care provider who participates in the health care provider loan assistance program under s. 36.61
History: 2009 a. 28
; Stats. 2009 s. 36.62.
Rural physician residency assistance program. 36.63(1)(a)
“Department" means the department of family medicine in the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.
“Physician" means a physician, as defined in s. 448.01 (5)
, who specializes in family practice, general surgery, internal medicine, obstetrics, pediatrics or psychiatry.
“Rural area" means any of the following:
A city, town, or village in this state that has a population of less than 20,000 and that is at least 15 miles from any city, town, or village that has a population of at least 20,000.
An area in this state that is not an urbanized area, as defined by the federal bureau of the census.
The department shall establish and support physician residency positions to which one of the following applies:
The residency position is in a hospital that is located in a rural area or in a clinic staffed by physicians who admit patients to a hospital located in a rural area.
The residency position includes a rural rotation, begun after June 30, 2010, which consists of at least 8 weeks of training experience in a hospital that is located in a rural area or in a clinic staffed by physicians who admit patients to a hospital located in a rural area.
In establishing and supporting residency positions under par. (a)
, the department shall give preference to residency programs that actively recruit graduates of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Annually by December 1, the department shall submit a plan for increasing the number of physician residency programs that include a majority of training experience in a rural area to the Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative, the Wisconsin Hospital Association, and the Wisconsin Medical Society. The plan shall include a detailed proposed budget for expending the moneys appropriated to the board under s. 20.285 (1) (qe)
and demonstrate that the moneys do not supplant existing funding. The department shall consider comments made by the organizations in formulating its final budget.
Annually by December 1, the department shall submit to the joint committee on finance a report that includes all of the following:
The number of physician residency positions that existed in the 2009-10 fiscal year, and in each fiscal year beginning after July 1, 2010, that included a majority of training experience in a rural area.
The number of such physician residency positions funded in whole or in part under this section in the previous fiscal year.
The eligibility criteria met by each such residency position and the hospital or clinic with which the position is affiliated.
The medical school attended by the physician filling each such residency position.
The year the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education certified the residency position.
The reason the residency position had not been funded.
History: 2009 a. 190
Office of educational opportunity. 36.64(1)(1)
The board shall create the office of educational opportunity within the system.
The office of educational opportunity shall evaluate proposals for contracts under s. 118.40 (2x)
, monitor pupil academic performance at charter schools authorized under s. 118.40 (2x)
, and monitor the overall operations of charter schools authorized under s. 118.40 (2x)
The director of the office of educational opportunity is the special assistant to the president appointed under s. 36.09 (2) (c)
The director of the office of educational opportunity may do any of the following:
Form advisory councils to make recommendations related to authorizing charter schools under s. 118.40 (2x)
Collaborate with chancellors, faculty, academic staff, and students within the system.
The director of the office of educational opportunity shall report to the board any private gift or grant received by the office of educational opportunity and how the director intends to use the private gift or grant.
History: 2015 a. 55
; 2017 a. 59
Annual reports. 36.65(1)(1)
In this section, “chancellor" means the chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Annually, the board and the chancellor shall each submit an accountability report to the governor and to the legislature under s. 13.172 (2)
. The reports shall include all of the following information, the board's report with respect to the system other than the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the chancellor's report with respect to the University of Wisconsin-Madison:
The graduation rate, the total number of graduates, the time needed to graduate, the number of credits needed to obtain a degree, the number of degrees awarded in fields specified in s. 36.25 (52) (a) 2. a.
, retention rates, placement of graduates, and the percentage of residents and nonresidents who reside in this state 10 years after graduation.
Financial reports from each institution and each college campus, prepared using generally accepted accounting principles.
Access and affordability.
A profile of enrolled students, including mean per capita family income, the percentage of resident and nonresident students who are low-income, the percentage of resident and nonresident students who are members of minority groups, the number of transfers from other institutions and other colleges within this state, a description of any improvements made in the transfer of credit between institutions of higher education, the number of high school pupils who have earned credit, the published cost for resident students and the actual cost for resident students once financial aid is subtracted, and increases in available institutional financial aid for students with a demonstrated need.
The extent of access to required courses and to popular majors, the majors offered, improvements in overall student experience, efforts to close the achievement gap between majority and underrepresented minority students, the number of undergraduate students participating in internships or cooperative work experiences, and post-graduation success.
Graduate and professional education.
The number of graduate degrees awarded; the number of professional graduates in key areas, including physicians, nurses, business, engineers, pharmacists, veterinarians, and lawyers; the number of graduate students participating in internships or cooperative work experiences; and incentives provided for remaining in this state after graduation.
A profile of the faculty, including faculty teaching loads, success or failure in recruiting and retaining scholars, and teachers who are rated at the top of their fields.
The amount and source of research funds and other new revenue brought into the state, the number of government contracts received, the number of research projects in progress or completed, the number of patents and licenses for system inventions, the number of new businesses created or spun off, the number of secondary businesses affiliated with the system or system-sponsored research projects, support provided to existing industries throughout the state, job growth from support to existing industries and new businesses, the number of jobs created in campus areas, the number of jobs created statewide, a comparison of economic indicators for campus and other areas, and a description of the economic development programs, as defined in s. 36.11 (29r) (a)
, that have been undertaken.
Partnerships and collaborative relationships with system administration and institutions.
The goals, results, and budget for each program for which the board awarded a grant under s. 36.25 (52)
and a summary of this information.
(3) Core general education credit transfers.
The board shall include in the report required under sub. (2)
a description of the agreement entered into under s. 36.31 (2m) (b)
and a summary of the board's implementation of the agreement. This subsection first applies to the report required under sub. (2)
that applies to the 2014-15 academic year.
Annually by October 15, the board shall submit a report to the joint committee on finance and the joint legislative audit committee that lists all fees, including academic fees, tuition, segregated fees, and any other fees, that are charged to students at each institution and college campus and the amount by which the fees have increased in each of the preceding 5 years.
“High school" means a school in this state in which the high school grades are taught, including a school classified as a senior high school under s. 115.01 (2)
“Placement test" means an English or mathematics placement test that is required upon a student's admission to the system.
“Student" means a student who is admitted to the system immediately following high school graduation.
By September 1 of each year, the system administration shall do all of the following:
Determine the high schools with more than 6 students who, based on their performance on placement tests in the preceding 12 months, are required to take remedial courses in English or mathematics.
Submit a report to the appropriate standing committees of the legislature under s. 13.172 (3)
and state superintendent of public instruction that identifies the high schools determined under subd. 1.
and, for each high school so identified, the number of students who, based on their performance on placement tests in the preceding 12 months, are required to take remedial courses in English or mathematics. The system administration may not disclose in the report the identity of any student who is required to take a remedial course.
Upon receipt of a report submitted under par. (b) 2.
, the state superintendent of public instruction shall provide a copy of the report to each school board.
In this subsection, “accountability dashboard” means the accountability dashboard that the board publishes on the system's Internet site.