2020 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hurst
Physician Loan Repayment Program

Item 295 #2h

Item 295 #2h

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health FY2021 $4,000,000 FY2022 $4,000,000 GF

Page 280, line 23, strike "$885,000" and insert "$4,885,000".
Page 280, line 23, strike "$885,000" and insert "$4,885,000".

Page 281, after line 3, insert:

"C.1. The Virginia Department of Health shall modify the Physician Loan Repayment Program design as follows: (i) the loan shall provide for a maximum of $200,000 per physician awardee,  $100,000 the first two years and $50,000 for each year after for a maximum of four years; (ii) a minimum condition for recipients to practice in underserved areas of the Commonwealth as specified in  32.1-122.6:1A of the Code for at least two years; (iii) eligibility for physicians practicing in primary care, behavioral health or any high-need specialty; (iv) automatic consideration for an additional two years without application for awardees, pending verification of eligibility; and (v) preference to physicians who have completed graduate medical education or undergraduate medical education in Virginia  or will practice for the full maximum of four years.  

2. The Virginia Department of Health shall collaborate with the Medical Society of Virginia on a plan to increase the number of Virginia Physicians in underserved areas through the use of a student loan repayment programs.


(This amendment provides $4.0 million each year from the general fund for the Physician Loan Repayment Program and adds language modifying some of the criteria for the loans.)