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Oregon Rural Medical Practitioner Insurance Subsidy Program

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Oregon Health Authority, Oregon Office of Rural Health
Dec 31, 2019

Eric Jordan


The Oregon Rural Medical Practitioner Insurance Subsidy Program offers reimbursement for medical malpractice insurance policy premiums to physicians and nurse practitioners who practice in rural Oregon.


Physicians and nurse practitioners who work in rural areas and provide services to patients who use Medicare or medical assistance are eligible to apply.

Applicants are ineligible if malpractice coverage is provided through a healthcare facility employer.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Reimbursement is allowed for policy limits not exceeding $1 million per occurrence and $3 million aggregate. Reimbursement is offered at the following rates:

  • 80%:
    • Physicians specializing in obstetrics
    • Nurse practitioners certified for obstetric care
  • 60%:
    • Doctors specializing in family or general practice who provide obstetrical services
  • 40%:
    • Doctors or nurse practitioners working in general practice, internal medicine, geriatrics, pulmonary medicine, pediatrics, general surgery, anesthesiology, or family practice without obstetrics
  • 15%:
    • All other physicians and nurse practitioners not listed above
Application process

Links to the application process for physicians and nurse practitioners are available on the program website.

Medical professionals must complete an affidavit and fax it to Eric Jordan at 503.494.4798.

Providers must renew each year. The Oregon Office of Rural Health will mail a renewal affidavit to participating practices each October. Renewals must be received by December 31 to continue participation without a lapse in eligibility.

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Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses · Physicians · Recruitment and retention of health professionals · Oregon

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