senate Bill S1200

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to creating the New York state rural doctors and nurses loan forgiveness program

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Higher Education Committee


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Jan 08, 2020 referred to higher education
Jan 11, 2019 referred to higher education

S1200 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §679-k, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S7377

S1200 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to creating the New York state rural doctors and nurses loan forgiveness program to attract doctors and nurses to be employed in rural areas throughout New York state on a full-time basis.

S1200 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1200 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1200

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 11, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. RITCHIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to creating the New  York
  state rural doctors and nurses loan forgiveness program

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

  Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section  679-k
to read as follows:
  §  679-K.  NEW  YORK  STATE  RURAL DOCTORS AND NURSES LOAN FORGIVENESS
PROGRAM. 1. PURPOSE.  THE PRESIDENT SHALL GRANT STUDENT LOAN FORGIVENESS
AWARDS FOR THE PURPOSE OF ATTRACTING DOCTORS AND NURSES TO  BE  EMPLOYED
IN RURAL AREAS THROUGHOUT NEW YORK STATE ON A FULL-TIME BASIS.
  2.  ELIGIBILITY. TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR AN AWARD PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION,
APPLICANTS SHALL:
  (A) HAVE GRADUATED AND OBTAINED A DEGREE FROM  AN  APPROVED  NEW  YORK
STATE COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY;
  (B) BE EMPLOYED AS A DOCTOR OF MEDICINE, DOCTOR OF OSTEOPATHY, PROFES-
SIONAL  OR  PRACTICAL  NURSE,  NURSE  PRACTITIONER,  OR  CLINICAL  NURSE
SPECIALIST IN NEW YORK STATE  IN  ACCORDANCE  WITH  SECTIONS  SIXTY-FIVE
HUNDRED  TWENTY-FOUR,  SIXTY-NINE  HUNDRED FIVE, SIXTY-NINE HUNDRED SIX,
SIXTY-NINE HUNDRED TEN AND SIXTY-NINE HUNDRED ELEVEN OF THIS CHAPTER;
  (C) COMPLY WITH SUBDIVISIONS THREE AND FIVE  OF  SECTION  SIX  HUNDRED
SIXTY-ONE OF THIS PART; AND
  (D)  MAKE A COMMITMENT TO PRACTICE IN A RURAL AREA FOR THE DURATION OF
THE AWARD.
  3. DEFINITIONS. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS  SECTION,  THE  TERM  "RURAL"
SHALL  MEAN  A  TRACT  OR  COUNTY  DEFINED  BY  THE HEALTH RESOURCES AND
SERVICES ADMINISTRATION AS BEING RURAL OR ELIGIBLE FOR  A  RURAL  HEALTH
GRANT.
  4.  PRIORITY.  SUCH AWARDS SHALL BE MADE ANNUALLY TO APPLICANTS IN THE
FOLLOWING PRIORITY:

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

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