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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department of Health
Chapter 508. Regulations Governing the Virginia Physician Loan Repayment Program

12VAC5-508-80. Loan repayment terms.

A. Repayment of loans shall begin after the commissioner has received notification that the participant has officially accepted placement and has begun the required service obligation.

B. The applicant shall agree to serve a minimum of two years for a loan repayment amount of up to $60,000 with an option for a renewal in the third and fourth years. Renewals shall only be granted if the applicant can show a reduction in his educational loan balances. The loan repayment amount shall depend upon availability of funds and the applicant's indebtedness. In no event shall the amount of the loan repayment exceed the total indebtedness.

C. Payment shall be a lump-sum payment. Payment shall be made to the participant. A participant shall be paid one lump sum payment of up to $60,000 the first year for the minimum two-year commitment. If a participant commits to a service obligation greater than two years, he shall be paid a lump sum payment of up to $40,000 each following year depending on the availability of funds.

D. The maximum number of years of participation in the loan repayment program to which a participant may commit is four years. Verification of payment made to the lender shall be required and submitted to the department. It shall be the responsibility of the participant to negotiate with each lending institution the terms of the educational loan repayments.

Statutory Authority

§§ 32.1-12 and 32.1-122.6:1 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 26, Issue 11, eff. March 3, 2010; amended, Virginia Register Volume 32, Issue 20, eff. July 15, 2016.

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