Medically Underserved Community Law and Legal Definition

According to 42 USCS § 295p [Title 42. The Public Health and Welfare; Chapter 6A. The Public Health Service; Health Professions Education; General Provisions], medically underserved community means “an urban or rural area or population that--

(A) is eligible for designation under section 332 [42 USCS § 254e] as a health professional shortage area;

(B) is eligible to be served by a migrant health center under section 329, a community health center under section 330, a grantee under section 330(h) [42 USCS § 254b(h)] (relating to homeless individuals), or a grantee under section 340A (relating to residents of public housing);

(C) has a shortage of personal health services, as determined under criteria issued by the Secretary under section 1861(aa)(2) of the Social Security Act [42 USCS § 1395x(aa)(2)] (relating to rural health clinics); or

(D) is designated by a State Governor (in consultation with the medical community) as a shortage area or medically underserved community.”