|(a) Repayment assistance to a physician is limited
to four periods of service.
(b) The total amounts of repayment assistance to a
physician who first established eligibility for the program based
on an application submitted before September 1, 2019, is limited to
(c) The total amount of repayment assistance to a physician
who first established eligibility for the program based on an application
submitted on or after September 1, 2019, is limited to $180,000.
(d) Applications from physicians who establish eligibility
under §21.255(b)(1)(C) of this title (relating to Eligibility)
will be considered only if funds are available after financial commitments
for the fiscal year have been made to physicians practicing in HPSAs
and secure correctional facilities.
(e) Except under circumstances determined by the Board
and DSHS to constitute good cause, failure to meet the program requirements
will result in non-payment for that service period and removal from
the program. Additionally, providers who do not meet the requirements
will be ineligible to apply for other loan repayment programs in Texas.
Physicians practicing in HPSAs will be released from the agreement
to provide four years of eligible service for any year for which loan
repayment funds are not available.
(f) A physician may not receive loan repayment assistance
under both Texas Education Code, §61.531 and any other loan repayment
program, including Texas Government Code, §510.156 relating to
funds appropriated for purposes of correctional managed health care,
or repayment assistance provided by the physician's employer while
the physician is participating in the program.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §23.71 adopted to be effective November 30, 2009, 34 TexReg 8524; amended to be effective November 29, 2011, 36 TexReg 8022; amended to be effective November 20, 2013, 38 TexReg 8196; amended to be effective February 22, 2016, 41 TexReg 1230; transferred effective December 15, 2016, as published in the Texas Register November 25, 2016, 41 TexReg 9341; amended to be effective December 5, 2019, 44 TexReg 7383