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TITLE 19EDUCATION
PART 1TEXAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD
CHAPTER 23EDUCATION LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAMS
SUBCHAPTER DLOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM FOR MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
RULE §23.96Eligibility for Conditional Approval of Applications

To be eligible for the Board to reserve loan repayment funds, a mental health professional must:

  (1) ensure that the Board has received the completed application by the established deadline, which will be posted on the program web page;

  (2) be a U.S. citizen or a Legal Permanent Resident and have no license restrictions;

  (3) not be currently fulfilling another obligation to provide mental health services as part of a scholarship agreement, a student loan agreement, or another student loan repayment agreement;

  (4) agree to provide five consecutive years of eligible service in a Mental Health Professional Shortage Area, with the understanding that the professional will be released from the agreement if funding for continued loan repayment is not appropriated;

  (5) agree to provide mental health services to:

    (A) Individuals enrolled in Medicaid or CHIP or both; or

    (B) persons committed to a secure correctional facility operated by or under contract with the Texas Juvenile Justice Department or persons confined in a secure correctional facility operated by or under contract with any division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice;

  (6) a completed application for enrollment in the SLRP includes an agreement to all contract terms, including monetary penalties for failure to complete the service obligation, in addition to completion of counseling procedures established by Board staff to ensure the applicant's understanding of contract terms.


Source Note: The provisions of this §23.96 adopted to be effective November 12, 2015, 40 TexReg 7818; amended to be effective February 22, 2016, 41 TexReg 1232; transferred effective December 15, 2016, as published in the Texas Register November 25, 2016, 41 TexReg 9341; amended to be effective May 22, 2019, 44 TexReg 2456

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