assembly Bill A5050

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the physician loan repayment program and medical malpractice rate relief program in designated physician shortage areas

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May 03, 2022 held for consideration in higher education
Jan 05, 2022 referred to higher education
Feb 10, 2021 referred to higher education

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A5050 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§677 & 677-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A5252
2011-2012: A7396
2013-2014: A4780
2015-2016: A4395
2017-2018: A4817
2019-2020: A3698

A5050 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to funds used for the physician loan repayment program and the regents physicians loan forgiveness program for physicians practicing in designated physician shortage areas and creates the medical malpractice rate relief program within the regents physician loan forgiveness program in designated physician shortage areas.

A5050 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5050
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 10, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M. of A. PALMESANO, BLANKENBUSH, BRABENEC, J. M. GIGLIO,
   GOODELL, MONTESANO, MORINELLO, SAYEGH, ASHBY, MANKTELOW, SALKA, TAGUE,
   WALSH -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M.  of  A.  BYRNES,  DiPIETRO,  FRIEND,
   HAWLEY,  B. MILLER, M. MILLER, REILLY -- read once and referred to the
   Committee on Higher Education

 AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation  to  funds  used  in  the
   physician  loan  repayment  program  and  the  regents  physician loan
   forgiveness program for physicians practicing in designated  physician
   shortage areas
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 677 of the education law is amended by adding a new
 subdivision 4 to read as follows:
   4. MEDICAL MALPRACTICE RATE RELIEF PROGRAM. A.  PHYSICIANS  PRACTICING
 IN  DESIGNATED PHYSICIAN SHORTAGE AREAS IN COUNTIES WITH A POPULATION OF
 LESS THAN ONE HUNDRED SIXTY THOUSAND, ACCORDING TO THE DECENNIAL  CENSUS
 OF  TWO THOUSAND, SHALL BE AWARDED MEDICAL MALPRACTICE RATE RELIEF IN AN
 AMOUNT TO BE DETERMINED BY THE COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH.
   B. THE COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH SHALL PROMULGATE RULES  AND  REGULATIONS
 REGARDING PROGRAM GUIDELINES AND THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR PHYSI-
 CIANS.
   § 2. Subdivision 4 of section 677-a of the education law is renumbered
 subdivision 5 and a new subdivision 4 is added to read as follows:
   4. PHYSICIANS PRACTICING IN DESIGNATED PHYSICIAN SHORTAGE AREAS.  A. A
 MINIMUM  OF  TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT OF ALL FUNDS USED IN THIS PROGRAM SHALL
 BE DEDICATED TO PHYSICIANS PRACTICING IN DESIGNATED  PHYSICIAN  SHORTAGE
 AREAS IN COUNTIES WITH A POPULATION OF LESS THAN ONE HUNDRED SIXTY THOU-
 SAND, ACCORDING TO THE DECENNIAL CENSUS OF TWO THOUSAND.
   B. ANY UNDISTRIBUTED AMOUNTS REMAINING FROM PARAGRAPH A OF THIS SUBDI-
 VISION  SHALL  BE  AVAILABLE  FOR  DISTRIBUTION BY THE PRESIDENT FOR THE
 PHYSICIAN LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISIONS ONE,  TWO  AND
 THREE OF THIS SECTION.
   § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.