Communities covered by the Rural Practice Subsidiary Agreement (“RSA”) are subject to meeting the minimum point requirement under the Medical Isolation Point Assessment system, based on an annual assessment.
Communities that do not qualify for the Recruitment Retention Program under the RSA receive 50% of the previous year’s retention allowance for one year.
A, B, C, and D Communities
RSA communities are designated A, B, C or D based on the number of isolation points they receive as outlined below.
‘A’ communities – 20 or more
‘B’ communities – 15 to 19.9
‘C’ communities – 6 to 14.9
‘D’ communities – 0.5 to 5.9
Physicians practicing in A, B, or C communities are eligible for all the rural programs subject to meeting individual program requirements.