Eligible Institution (Health Care) Law and Legal Definition

Eligible institutions in the context of health care refers to the integrated health care systems, integrated provider systems, academic medical centers, provider consortia, community health center networks, private payers, other non-governmental organizations that administer or directly provide health care services, organizations that serve health care consumers, university-based school such as school of public policy or public health and private research institutes.

According to 42 USCS § 292o (1), the term "eligible institution" means, with respect to a fiscal year, a school of medicine, osteopathic medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, optometry, podiatric medicine, pharmacy, public health, allied health, or chiropractic, or a graduate program in health administration or behavioral and mental health practice, including clinical psychology.