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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to health|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to health|
senate Bill S1318
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1318 - Details
S1318 - Summary
Enhances enforcement of primary care physician loan and scholarship programs by authorizing the commissioner of health to initiate proceedings to suspend the license of a loan repayment award or scholarship recipient who has failed to provide the required primary care service in an underserved area; also authorizes the commissioner to report the amount of such award or scholarship to the department of taxation and finance as income of the recipient.
S1318 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1318 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to enhanced enforcement of the primary care physician loan and scholarship programs PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To enforce the provisions of loan and scholarship programs against doctors who are found to have violated agreements to serve as primary care physicians in under-served areas in exchange for subsidized tuition. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Subdivision 4 of section 903 of the public health law as amended by chapter 639 of the laws of 1996, is amended to state that any loan or scholarship money shall become due and shall be paid in full upon a determination that the recipient failed to comply with the conditions of the program. The Commissioner of Health shall initiate proceedings that could lead to the suspension of the recipients license to practice medicine in the State of New York and shall file a report with the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance indicating the total amount of a recipient's unearned loan repayment award so that such award may be considered income for the purpose of article twenty-two of the tax law.
S1318 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1318 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to enhanced enforce- ment of the primary care physician loan and scholarship programs THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 4 of section 903 of the public health law, as amended by chapter 639 of the laws of 1996, is amended to read as follows: 4. Within such time as the commissioner shall by regulation provide, a recipient of an award shall have practiced as a primary care physician in an underserved area in the state of New York or, in the case of a recipient of an award after completion of residency training, the recip- ient shall have practiced in an underserved area for that number of months calculated by multiplying by twelve the number of annual awards received by the recipient. If a recipient fails to comply fully with such conditions[,]: (A) the president shall be entitled to receive from such recipient an amount to be determined by the formula: A = 2B(t-s) ----- t In which "A" is the amount the president is entitled to recover, "B" is the sum of all payments made to the recipient and the interest on such amount which would be payable if at the times such awards were paid they were loans bearing interest at the maximum prevailing rate; "t" is the total number of months in the recipient's period of obligated services; and "s" is the number of months of services actually rendered by the EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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