Chapter 310

2007 -- H 5764

Enacted 07/06/07


A N  A C T



     Introduced By: Representatives Lewiss, Handy, Kennedy, Naughton, and Ginaitt

     Date Introduced: February 28, 2007


It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:


     SECTION 1. Section 23-14.1-4 of the General Laws in Chapter 23-14.1 entitled "Health

Professional Loan Repayment Program" is hereby amended to read as follows:


     23-14.1-4. Health professional loan repayment board. -- (a) There is created the health

professional loan repayment board, which shall consist of the director of the department of health

and eight (8) members appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate. The

governor shall give due consideration to any recommendations for nominations submitted to him

or her by the Rhode Island Medical Society; the Rhode Island Dental Association; the Rhode

Island Health Center Association; the dean of the Brown University Medical School; the dean of

the College of Nursing at the University of Rhode Island; the Rhode Island State Nurses'

Association; the Hospital Association of Rhode Island; the Rhode Island higher education

assistance authority. All appointed members shall serve for terms of three (3) years and shall

receive no compensation for their services. Board members shall be eligible to succeed


      (b) The director of the department of health shall serve as chairperson. The board shall

elect such other officers as it deems necessary from among its members. All meetings shall be

called by the chairperson.

      (c) Members of the board shall be removable by the governor pursuant to the provisions

of section 36-1-7 of the general laws and for cause only, and removal solely for partisan or

personal reasons unrelated to capacity or fitness for the office shall be unlawful.


     SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.