This monograph discusses the category of health centers known as or “public centers” previously known as public entities. Public centers include Health Center Program grantees funded under Section 330 of the Public Health Service Act1 (PHS Act) as well as health centers designated as a look-alikes under the authority of Section 1905(l)(2)(B) of the Social Security Act2. Public centers are health centers where the entity receiving the grant or the entity designated as a look-alike is a public agency.
Important NACHC Library Content Note: This technical assistance resource was developed prior to the August 2017 release of the Health Center Compliance Manual by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC). The BPHC Compliance Manual, issued August 2017, indicates where PINS, PALs and other program guidance are now superseded or subsumed by the BPHC Compliance Manual.