DE HB48 | 2021-2022 | 151st General Assembly


Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 22-10)
Status: Introduced on January 7 2021 - 25% progression
Action: 2021-01-21 - Reported Out of Committee (Health & Human Development) in House with 8 Favorable, 7 On Its Merits
Text: Latest bill text (Draft #1) [HTML]


This Act establishes a Health Care Provider Loan Repayment Program for new primary care providers to be administered by the Delaware Health Care Commission. Under the loan repayment program, the Health Care Commission may award education loan repayment grants to new primary care providers of up to $50,000 per year for a maximum of 4 years. Priority consideration may be given to DIMER-participating students and participants in Delaware based residency programs. Sites eligible to apply for grants on behalf of their new primary care providers must be located in underserved areas or areas of need and must accept Medicare and Medicaid participants. Grants to hospital sites must be matched on a dollar-for-dollar basis by the applicant hospital and the disbursement of grants from the program is contingent upon an initial, one-time contribution to the Health Care Provider Loan Repayment Program, in an amount Fiscal Year 21 appropriation of State funds up to a maximum of $1 million, from Delaware health insurers. This Act also provides that the Delaware Healthcare Commission may award Health Care Provider Repayment grants on a prorated annual basis.

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An Act To Amend Title 16 Of The Delaware Code Relating To The Delaware Health Care Commission.



2021-01-21 Reported Out of Committee (Health & Human Development) in House with 8 Favorable, 7 On Its Merits
2021-01-13 Amendment HA 1 to HB 48 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
2021-01-07 Introduced and Assigned to Health & Human Development Committee in House

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