Health and Safety

CHAPTER 23-14.1
Health Professional Loan Repayment Program

SECTION 23-14.1-7

§ 23-14.1-7. Conditions of loan repayment.

(a) Loan repayments under the provisions of this chapter shall be based upon the condition that the recipient apply for a license to practice medicine, dentistry, dental hygiene, nurse midwifery, as a registered nurse practitioner, or as a health care professional under § 338A of the Public Health Service Act, 42 U.S.C. § 254l, or be registered as a physician assistant in Rhode Island at the earliest practicable opportunity.

(b) A recipient must agree to accept all patients regardless of their ability to pay for services received. A recipient must agree to accept all forms of insurance as payment in full, including Titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. § 1395 et seq.

(c) A recipient shall be required to practice full-time in a health professional shortage area for a minimum of two (2) years in order to be eligible to participate in the program.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1993, ch. 191, § 1.)