senate Bill S3776

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides for loan forgiveness for physicians who return to medical specialty shortage areas of origin

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to health
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S3776 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §235, add §236-b, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S2771
2009-2010: S2879

S3776 - Summary

Provides for educational loan forgiveness for physicians who return to medical specialty shortage areas of origin; defines terms.

S3776 - Sponsor Memo

S3776 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3776

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 14, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. BONACIC -- 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  providing  an
  educational  loan  forgiveness  program  to physicians who return to a
  physician shortage area of origin

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Section 235 of the public health law is amended by adding
two new subdivisions 5 and 6 to read as follows:
  5. "DESIGNATED PHYSICIAN SHORTAGE AREAS", AS REFERENCED IN SECTION SIX
HUNDRED FIVE OF THE EDUCATION LAW, ARE AREAS DETERMINED BY THE BOARD  OF
REGENTS,  IN  CONSULTATION  WITH  THE COMMISSIONER, TO BE AREAS IN SHORT
SUPPLY OF CERTAIN PHYSICIAN SPECIALTIES.
  6. "SPECIALTY" OR "SPECIALTY AREA" SHALL MEAN THE BRANCH  OR  BRANCHES
OF SPECIAL COMPETENCE WITHIN A PHYSICIAN'S MEDICAL PRACTICE.
  S 2. The public health law is amended by adding a new section 236-b to
read as follows:
  S  236-B.  PHYSICIANS  RETURNING  TO  SHORTAGE  AREAS LOAN FORGIVENESS
PROGRAM. 1. PHYSICIAN LOAN FORGIVENESS AWARDS SHALL BE  ISSUED  ANNUALLY
TO  PHYSICIANS  WHO  AGREE TO RETURN TO A SHORTAGE AREA OF ORIGIN IN NEW
YORK STATE DESIGNATED BY THE BOARD OF REGENTS AS HAVING  A  SHORTAGE  OF
PHYSICIANS  IN  CERTAIN SPECIALTY AREAS. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, A
SHORTAGE AREA OF ORIGIN SHALL MEAN  ANY  DESIGNATED  PHYSICIAN  SHORTAGE
AREA  WHERE  THE PHYSICIAN PARTICIPANT HAD PREVIOUSLY LIVED FOR AT LEAST
TWO YEARS. SUCH PARTICIPATING PHYSICIANS SHALL  RECEIVE  AN  EDUCATIONAL
LOAN  FORGIVENESS AWARD OF UP TO FIFTEEN THOUSAND DOLLARS PER YEAR FOR A
MAXIMUM OF FIVE YEARS. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PROMULGATE RULES AND REGU-
LATIONS TO ADMINISTER SUCH LOAN FORGIVENESS PROGRAM.
  2. THE PHYSICIAN APPLICANT MUST BE  A  RESIDENT  OF  NEW  YORK  STATE,
LICENSED  TO  PRACTICE  MEDICINE,  AND CERTIFIED IN THE NEEDED SPECIALTY
AREA OF MEDICINE. THE APPLICANT MUST HAVE COMPLETED A PROFESSIONAL RESI-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05938-01-3

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