The dentist loan repayment advisory board shall determine the amounts that will be paid as loan repayments on behalf of participants in the dentist loan repayment program. In the first and second years, no repayment shall exceed twenty-five thousand dollars in each year . In the third and fourth years, no repayment shall exceed thirty-five thousand dollars in each year. If, however, a repayment results in an increase in the participant's federal, state, or local income tax liability, the department of health, at the participant's request and with the approval of the director of health, may reimburse the participant for the increased tax liability, regardless of the amount of the repayment in that year. Sec. 3702.94. The dentist loan repayment advisory board, annually on or before the first day of March, shall submit a report to the governor and general assembly describing the operations of the dentist loan repayment program during the previous calendar year. The report shall include information about all of the following:
(A) The number of requests received by the director of health that a particular area be designated as a dental health resource shortage area;
(B) The areas that have been designated as dental health resource shortage areas and the priorities that have been assigned to them;
(C) The number of applicants for participation in the dentist loan repayment program;
(D) The number of dentists assigned to dental health resource shortage areas and the payments made on behalf of those dentists under the dentist loan repayment program;
(E) The dental health resource shortage areas that have not been matched with all of the dentists they need;
(F) The number of dentists failing to complete their service obligations, the amount of damages owed, and the amount of damages collected.
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