(A) An individual who has signed a letter of intent under section 3702.90 of the Revised Code may enter into a contract with the director of health for participation in the dentist loan repayment program. The dentist's employer or other funding source may also be a party to the contract.
(B) The contract shall include all of the following obligations:
(1) The individual agrees to provide dental services in the dental health resource shortage area identified in the letter of intent for at least two years.
(2) When providing dental services in the dental health resource shortage area, the individual agrees to do all of the following:
(a) Provide dental services for a minimum of forty hours per week;
(b) Provide dental services without regard to a patient's ability to pay;
(c) Meet the requirements for a medicaid provider agreement and enter into the agreement with the department of medicaid to provide dental services to medicaid recipients.
(3) The department of health agrees, as provided in section 3702.85 of the Revised Code, to repay, so long as the individual performs the service obligation agreed to under division (B)(1) of this section, all or part of the principal and interest of a government or other educational loan taken by the individual for expenses described in section 3702.85 of the Revised Code.
(4) The individual agrees to pay the department of health an amount established by rules adopted under section 3702.86 of the Revised Code, if the individual fails to complete the service obligation agreed to under division (B)(1) of this section.
(C) The contract may include any other terms agreed upon by the parties.
(D) Not later than the thirty-first day of January of each year, the department of health shall mail to each individual to whom or on whose behalf repayment is made under the dentist loan repayment program a statement showing the amount of principal and interest repaid by the department pursuant to the contract in the preceding year. The statement shall be sent by ordinary mail with address correction and forwarding requested in the manner prescribed by the United States postal service.
Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.
Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9, HB 1, §101.01, eff. 10/16/2009.
Effective Date: 10-29-2003; 2008 HB562 06-24-2008