Full membership shall be limited to those organizations within the State of North Carolina that: (a) meet the free and charitable clinic definition and full membership standards and (b) are not Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC). Each Full Member shall have one vote on all matters put forth to the Members for vote and are eligible to serve on the Association’s Board of Directors.
Free and charitable clinics are safety-net health care organizations that utilize a volunteer/staff model to provide a range of medical, dental, pharmacy, vision and/or behavioral health services to economically disadvantaged individuals. Such clinics are 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations or operate as a program component or affiliate of a 501(c)(3) organization. Entities that otherwise meet the above definition, but charge a nominal/sliding fee to patients, may still be considered free or charitable clinics provided essential services are delivered regardless of the patient’s ability to pay. Free or charitable clinics restrict eligibility for their services to individuals who are uninsured, underinsured and/or have limited or no access to primary, specialty or prescription health care.
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