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Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Floor Approved)

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Restore Funds for Physician Loan Repayment Program

Item 288 #1h

Item 288 #1h

First Year - FY2017 Second Year - FY2018
Procedures for Prepayment of Civil Penalties in an Executive Order
Department of Health FY2017 $0 FY2018 $300,000 GF

Language
Page 269, line 50, strike "$474,000" and insert "$774,000".


Explanation

(This amendment adds $300,000 from the general fund the second year to restore funding for the Virginia State Loan Repayment Program that was eliminated in the Governor's FY 2017 Savings Plan and House Bill 1500, as introduced. Funding for the program is matched by the federal government to provide student loan repayment on behalf of qualified medical, dental, behavioral health and pharmaceutical (pharmacists) professionals who practice at an eligible site in one of the federally designated Health Professional Shortage Areas in Virginia. There are currently 16 individuals on the waiting list for this program.)