Comments: IN HB1218 | 2019 | Regular Session

Bill Title: Health workforce student loan repayment program. Establishes the following: (1) The health workforce student loan repayment program (program). (2) The health workforce student loan repayment program commission (commission). (3) The health workforce student loan repayment program fund (fund) for the purpose of providing funds to repay outstanding student loans of certain health providers who meet the program requirements. Establishes: (1) the imposition of fees at the time a license is issued or renewed for certain health profession licenses; and (2) qualifications to receive a student loan repayment award under the program. Provides that the commission shall, at the end of each state fiscal year, make student loan repayment awards under the program in an amount determined by the commission to an eligible applicant who met the program requirements during that state fiscal year. Provides that, if a recipient of a student loan repayment award does not fulfill the obligations of the agreement between the recipient and the commission, the recipient is required to repay in a timely fashion, as determined by the commission, the total amount of the student loan repayment award that the recipient received. Requires, not later than July 1, 2021, and not later than July 1 every two years thereafter, the commission to submit a report concerning the program and fund to the governor and the general assembly. Appropriates $500,000 to the commission from the state general fund.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2019-01-10 - First reading: referred to Committee on Ways and Means [HB1218 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

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