House Bill 257
150th General Assembly (Present)
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AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 16 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE DELAWARE HEALTH CARE COMMISSION.
This bill establishes a health care provider loan repayment program for qualifying primary care clinicians to be administered by the Delaware Health Care Commission. Under the loan repayment program, the Health Care Commission may grant education loan repayment grants to primary care clinicians of up to $50,000 per year for a minimum of 4 years. The Commission may give priority consideration to DIMER-participating students and participants in Delaware-based residency programs. Funding for the education loan repayment grants is contingent on and subject to an annual $1 million appropriation from the General Assembly, to be matched in an equal amount by Delaware’s health insurers. Hospitals that apply for grants on behalf of their qualifying clinicians must match the grant on a dollar-for-dollar basis. Eligible sites must be located in Health Professional Shortage Areas and must accept Medicare and Medicaid participants, and private practice sites must participate in the Department of Health and Social Services’ Voluntary Initiative Program.
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Takes effect upon being signed into law