I. LEAVING THE COMMUNITY SITE (CHANGING JOBS)
The NHSC expects that a participant will fulfill his or
her service obligation at the approved NHSC community site(s)
identified in his/her application. A clinician who
is not committed to remaining at the approved NHSC community
site reflected in his/her application for the duration of
the two-year NHSC LRP contract should not apply for an NHSC
If a participant is unable to complete his/her service
obligation at the approved NHSC community site(s) identified
in the application, he/she must notify the Division of Scholar
and Clinician Support (DSCR) immediately, in writing,
and specify the issues or concerns affecting his/her ability
to maintain compliance with his/her NHSC service obligation.
Participants should not leave their initial service
site(s) without the prior written approval of the DSCR.
If the participant leaves his/her approved NHSC community
site(s) without prior written approval from the DSCR, he/she
may be placed in default.
Please contact DSCR at 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 8-15, Rockville,
Maryland 20857 or call 1-800-221-9393.
Before approving a transfer, the DSCR will contact the
initial site(s) regarding the need for a transfer.
Participants who are unable to complete service at their
initial site(s) through no fault of their own (e.g., the
site is closing) may be transferred to another NHSC site
to complete their service obligation. The transfer
site will be based on the needs of the NHSC. Final
approval of all transfers rests with the DSCR and priority
will be given to sites of equal or greater need (i.e., equal
or greater HPSA score) than the original site. A participant
who does not accept a transfer assignment may be placed
in default of his or her NHSC LRP contract. Participants
who voluntarily resign from their sites without prior approval
of the DSCR or are terminated by their site(s) for cause
may not receive a transfer to another site and may be placed
If a site asks a participant to work at a satellite
clinic which is not listed on his or her Community Site
Information Form, the participant should immediately notify
the DSCR. Although a site may need to reassign
its staff to address needs within the organization, the
site should not reassign NHSC clinicians to other satellite
sites without prior approval from the DSCR. The DSCR
must first assure that each new site is an approved NHSC
If an LRP awardee is not employed at the site(s) indicated
in the LRP application at the time of receipt of the LRP
award, the LRP awardee must notify the DSCR immediately.
Failure to do so may result in being placed in default.
Keep in mind that if, on or before August 17, 2009,
a participant asks the Secretary to terminate his/her NHSC
LRP contract and returns any funds received, the
Secretary may terminate the contract.
Breaching the NHSC LRP Contract
or 1-800-638-0824 Monday through Friday (except Federal
holidays) 8:30 am to 5 pm ET.