4741.41 Veterinary loan repayment program.

There is hereby created the veterinarian loan repayment program. Under the program, the state veterinary medical licensing board, by means of a contract entered into under section 4741.44 of the Revised Code, may agree to repay all or part of the principal and interest of a government or other educational loan taken out by a veterinarian for the following expenses if the expenses were incurred while the veterinarian was enrolled, for a maximum of four years, in a veterinary college in the United States that, during the time of enrollment, was approved by the board or accredited by the American veterinary medical association:

(A) Tuition;

(B) Other educational expenses, such as fees, books, and laboratory expenses, for specific purposes and in amounts determined to be reasonable by the board;

(C) Room and board, in an amount determined to be reasonable by the board.

No repayment shall exceed twenty thousand dollars in any year. If, however, a repayment results in an increase in the veterinarian's federal, state, or local income tax liability, the board, at the veterinarian's request , may reimburse the veterinarian for the increased tax liability regardless of the amount of the repayment made to the veterinarian in that year.

Cite as R.C. § 4741.41

History. Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9, HB 1, §101.01, eff. 10/16/2009.

Effective Date: 10-12-2006