|(a) Authority. Authority for this subchapter is provided
in the Texas Education Code, Chapter 61, Subchapter K, Repayment of
Certain Mental Health Professional Education Loans. These rules establish
procedures to administer the subchapter as prescribed in the Texas
Education Code, §§61.601 - 61.609.
(b) Purpose. The primary purpose of the Loan Repayment
Program for Mental Health Professionals is to encourage qualified
mental health professionals to practice in a mental health professional
shortage area designated by the U. S. Department of Health and Human
Services, and provide mental health care services to recipients under
the medical assistance program authorized by the Texas Human Resources
Code, Chapter 32, and to enrollees under the child health plan program
authorized by the Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 62.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §23.93 adopted to be effective November 12, 2015, 40 TexReg 7818; transferred effective December 15, 2016, as published in the Texas Register November 25, 2016, 41 TexReg 9341