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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department of Health
Chapter 525. Regulations for Physician Assistant Scholarships
10/7/2022

12VAC5-525-40. Conditions of scholarships.

A. Prior to becoming a recipient in the PA scholarship program, the applicant shall enter into a contract with the commissioner agreeing to the terms and conditions upon which the scholarship is granted.

B. For each $5,000 of scholarship money received, the recipient agrees to engage in the equivalent of one year of full-time primary care medical practice in a HPSA or VMUA within the Commonwealth. The recipient shall notify the department, within 180 days of being awarded a PA degree, of the type of practice to be performed and give the name and address of the employer for approval. Voluntary military service, even if stationed in Virginia, cannot be used to repay the service obligation required when a scholarship is awarded.

C. If a recipient fails to complete his studies, the full amount of the scholarship or scholarships received, plus the applicable interest charge, shall be repaid.

D. If upon graduation a recipient leaves the Commonwealth or fails to engage or ceases to engage in primary care medical practice in Virginia before all employment conditions of the scholarship award are fulfilled, the recipient shall repay the award amount reduced by the proportion of obligated years served plus the applicable interest and penalty. The penalty is twice the amount of the scholarship award received plus interest, less any service obligation completed.

E. If the recipient is in default due to death or permanent disability so as not to be able to engage in medical practice, the recipient or his personal representative may request the board waive his obligation under the contract as described in 12VAC5-525-130.

F. All default payments shall be made payable to the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Statutory Authority

§ 32.1-122.6:03 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 38, Issue 11, eff. February 17, 2022.

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