senate Bill S1318

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Enhances enforcement of primary care physician loan and scholarship programs

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S1318 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง903 & 904, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3355
2009-2010: S1753

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

S1318 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E


                             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


  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
  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)

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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