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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to health|
|Feb 14, 2013||referred to health|
senate Bill S3776
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S3776 - Details
S3776 - Summary
Provides for educational loan forgiveness for physicians who return to medical specialty shortage areas of origin; defines terms.
S3776 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S3776 TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE: To provide an incentive for students to study medicine and return to underserved areas to practice. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1: Amends section 235 of the Public Health Law by adding two new subdivisions 5 and 6 which define the terms of "designated physician shortage areas" and "specialty" or "specialty area." Section 2: Amends the Public Health Law by adding a new subdivision 236-b which creates the physicians returning to shortage areas loan forgiveness program. To be eligible a participant must have lived in any shortage area for at least two years. The education loan forgiveness program award may be up to $15,000 per year for up to five years. If the recipient fails to comply with the provisions of the program the money awarded must be returned. Section 3: Effective date. JUSTIFICATION: There are serious health professional shortages in
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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