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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to finance|
|Feb 01, 2013||referred to finance|
senate Bill S3345
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S3345 - Details
S3345 - Summary
Authorizes enrollment grants for medical education programs of non-public institutions for minorities, as a plan to increase the number of minority students entering and completing educational programs leading to professional licensure in medicine; increases grants based upon percentage of minority students enrolled at such institution; appropriates $258,000 to education department for payment of such grants.
S3345 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S3345 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to authorizing enrollment grants to increase the participation and retention in medical education programs of New York state residents from groups historically underrepresented and making an appropriation therefor PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To increase the number of minority students entering and completing educational programs leading to professional licensure in medicine. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill would add a new section 6402-a to the Education Law authorizing the award of grants to independent institutions of higher education offering registered programs in medicine as an incentive to increase minority enrollment and retention in such programs. The bill provides that if a medical school's enrollment comprises at least 8% (present mean enrollment) under-represented minorities, the school would receive an additional capitation or enrollment grant of $1,000 for each such minority student. If minority enrollment reaches 12% or higher, the capitation bonus would be $2,000 per minority student; at 16% or higher, the bonus would be $4,000 per minority student. As a further inducement for schools to develop programs aimed at supporting retention of minorities, capitation payments for fourth-year students would be awarded at double the normal level ($2,000, $4,000 or $8,000 depending
S3345 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3345 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 1, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. HASSELL-THOMPSON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to authorizing enrollment grants to increase the participation and retention in medical educa- tion programs of New York state residents from groups historically underrepresented and making an appropriation therefor THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative findings and purpose. The legislature hereby finds and declares that individuals from certain minority groups, prima- rily Blacks, Hispanics and Native Americans, have been historically underrepresented in medical education programs and, as a consequence, in the medical profession. A vast human resource remains largely untapped at a time when medical services in urban areas are inadequate and the urban poor continue to be underserved. The medical schools of the state have not been successful in attract- ing the available qualified minority candidates, and in some instances have fallen below national averages and comparable states in enrollment of minorities. Medical schools have repeatedly cited the lack of adequate resources as being a major obstacle in their attempts to attract and retain larger numbers of qualified minority students. The legislature therefore declares that a modified program of capita- tion assistance is needed for the purpose of expanding opportunities to underrepresented minority students to participate in medical education programs leading to licensure and a career in the medical profession. S 2. The education law is amended by adding a new section 6402-a to read as follows: S 6402-A. MINORITY ENROLLMENT GRANTS TO MEDICAL SCHOOLS. 1. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ANNUALLY APPORTION TO EACH NON-PUBLIC INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION OFFERING AN APPROVED PROGRAM IN MEDICINE AN ADDITIONAL ENROLLMENT GRANT FOR THE PURPOSE OF EXPANDING EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD06457-01-3
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