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Section 330 of the Public Health Service Act

Program Requirements 

Health centers are non-profit private or public entities that serve designated medically underserved populations/areas or special medically underserved populations comprised of migrant and seasonal farmworkers, the homeless or residents of public housing. A summary of the key health center program requirements is provided below. For additional information on these requirements, please review: 

19 Health Center Program Requirements (pdf) 

 

330 Statute and Regulations 

 

Health Center Program Statute: Section 330 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. §254b)
Program Regulations: 42 CFR Part 51c and 42 CFR Parts 56.201-56.604
Grants Regulations: 45 CFR Part 74
 

Emergency Preparedness

Health Center Emergency Management Program Expectations 

Expections: Health centers must have risk management policies and procedures in place
that proactively and continually identify and plan for potential and actual risks to the health
center in terms of its facilities, staff, clients/patients, financial, clinical, and organizational
well-being. Plans and procedures for emergency management must be integrated into a
health center’s risk management approach to assure that suitable guidelines are
established and followed so that it can respond effectively and appropriately to an
emergency. 
 
New Hampshire - Emergency Management Office
State Office Park South, 33 Hazen Dr, Concord, New Hampshire 03305
(603) 271-2231 (603) 271-3609 FAX
www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/bem 
 
Vermont - Emergency Management Office
Vermont Emergency Management Agency, Department of Public Safety
Waterbury State Complex, 103 South Main Street, Waterbury, Vermont 05671-2101
(802) 244-8721
(800) 347-0488
(802) 244-8655 FAX
http://demhs.vermont.gov/
  

Resources

There are a wide range of resources available to assist health centers in support of emergency management activities. Listed below are a number of Federal references health centers may find helpful. 
 

Top Health Center Tools

 
Policy Information Notices & Program Assistance Letters
Health Center Program Requirements
Clinical and Financial Performance Measures
Health Center Site Visit Guide
Primary Care Associations, Primary Care Offices, and National Cooperative Agreements
HRSA Patient Centered Medical Health Home Initiative
Health Center Accreditation
Health Center Capital Development Programs
Health Center Controlled Networks
Primary Care Fact Sheet (PDF - 649 KB)
Health Center Terminology Tip Sheet (PDF - 234 KB)
Technical Assistance Calendar
Samples and Templates Resource Center

 Service Area Overlap  

HIV Services

 
HIV Testing in Health Centers – New Recommendations
Program Assistance Letter 2013-09
HIV Testing in Health-Care Settings
Program Assistance Letter 2010-13 

Public Agency Status 

Special Populations 

 

Health Center Management & Finance

 

Financial 

 

Legal

 
Guidance on Definition of "Public Charge" in Immigration Laws and Policies
Program Assistance Letter 1999-25
Guidance on the Federal Anti-Kickback Law
Program Assistance Letter 1995-10 

Loan Guarantee

Medicaid

Medicare

Progressive Action Process

Scope of Project 

 

Health Center Governance 

Affiliations 

Governance

  

Quality, Risk Management, and Reporting 

Accreditation 

Credentialing

Federal Tort Claims Act (Malpractice) 

Uniform Data Systems

Recovery Act Reporting

  

Federally Qualified Health Center Look-Alikes 

Dual Status

Look-Alikes 

 

Health Center Program Policies

 

About PINs & PALs

 

Policy Information Notices (PINs) define and clarify policies and procedures that grantees funded under Section 330 must follow.
 
Program Assistance Letters (PALs) summarize and explain items of significance for health centers, including, for example, HRSA program implementation activities, recently enacted laws, final regulations, and/or new HHS initiatives.
 
PINs and PALs that are no longer considered current policy are removed from the active Health Center Program website. To review applicable Health Center Program policies and information documents, refer to the PINs and PALs that are currently available at http://www.bphc.hrsa.gov/policiesregulations/policies/index.html.