|HB1588 Physician Loan Repayment Program; extends eligibility. (Stolle)|
Summary as Introduced:
|Physician Loan Repayment Program. Extends eligibility for the Physician Loan Repayment Program to graduates of accredited medical schools who are currently employed in a geriatrics fellowship and who agree to a minimum two-year period of medical service in the Commonwealth.|
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|Signed by Governor|
|Full Text of Bill:|
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:
1. That § 32.1-122.6:1 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:
§ 32.1-122.6:1. Physician Loan Repayment Program.
A. With such funds as are appropriated for this purpose, the
Board of Health shall establish a physician loan repayment program for
graduates of accredited medical schools who have a specialty in the primary
care areas of family practice medicine, general internal medicine, pediatrics,
and obstetrics/gynecology, or who are currently
employed in a geriatrics fellowship, and who meet other
criteria as determined by the Board. The Commissioner shall act as the fiscal
agent for the Board in administration of these funds. Prior to awarding any
funds, the Board shall require the recipient to agree to perform a period of
medical service in
B. The Board shall promulgate regulations for the implementation of the Physician Loan Repayment Program. Applications for participation in the program will be accepted from a graduate of any accredited medical school, but preference will be given to graduates of medical schools located in the Commonwealth.
C. Any loan repayment amounts repaid by recipients who fail to honor the obligation to perform a period of medical service in an underserved area or a two-year period as required by this section, and any interest thereon, shall be used only for the purposes of this section and shall not revert to the general fund.