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Retention of family practice residents.
Section 395.807, Florida Statutes 2004

395.807  Retention of family practice residents.--

(1)  A family practice teaching hospital must have a documented plan for retaining family practice residents in the state.

(2)(a)  The director of the agency shall appoint a seven-member family practice physician retention advisory committee, consisting of a faculty member of a family practice teaching hospital, an active family practice resident, a member of the Florida Academy of Family Physicians, a member of the Florida Society of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, a family practice physician who practices in an urban area, a family practice physician who practices in a rural area, and the residency director of a family practice residency program.

(b)  The committee shall develop a program for recruiting minority physicians into family practice residency programs and shall promote further efforts to retain and place minority physicians into local communities.

(c)  The committee shall report to the Legislature annually, beginning October 1, 1995, on the retention of family practice residents in the state by family practice teaching hospitals. The committee shall also track and report on the placement of family practice physicians in medically underserved areas.

History.--s. 4, ch. 94-182.