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Oregon Rural Medical Practitioner Insurance Subsidy Program

Oregon Health Authority, Oregon Office of Rural Health
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

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 online affidavit submission process for physicians and nurse practitioners are available on the program website.

Providers must renew each year, and affidavits are accepted year-round. The program operates quarterly within a calendar year. Affidavits received October 1 to December 31 will count towards the next full calendar year. Affidavits received January 1 or later will be applied to the next possible quarter.

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

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