There is hereby created the physician loan repayment program. Under the program, the department of health, by means of a contract provision under division (B)(3) of section 3702.74 of the Revised Code, may agree to repay all or part of the principal and interest of a government or other educational loan taken by a primary care physician for the following expenses, so long as the expenses were incurred while the physician was enrolled in, for up to a maximum of four years, a medical school or osteopathic medical school in the United States that was, during the time enrolled, accredited by the liaison committee on medical education or the American osteopathic association, or a medical school or osteopathic medical school located outside the United States that was, during the time enrolled, acknowledged by the world health organization and verified by a member state of that organization as operating within the state's jurisdiction:
(B) Other educational expenses, such as fees, books, and laboratory expenses, for specific purposes and in amounts determined to be reasonable by the director of health;
(C) Room and board, in an amount determined reasonable by the director of health.
Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 483, §101.01, eff. 9/15/2014.
Effective Date: 12-02-1996; 2008 HB562 06-24-200.