TITLE 77: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
SUBCHAPTER g: GRANTS TO DENTAL AND MEDICAL STUDENTS
PART 590 FAMILY PRACTICE RESIDENCY CODE
SECTION 590.230 TERMS OF PERFORMANCE


 

Section 590.230  Terms of Performance

 

a)         Each scholarship recipient shall sign a written contract. The contract shall contain terms and conditions that ensure compliance with this Part and the laws of the State of Illinois, and enforcement of the contract.

 

b)         Scholarship recipients who fail to complete medical school because of academic failure (as documented by the recipient's medical school) shall repay to the Department all scholarship monies that were disbursed.  This includes monies remitted to the medical school for tuition and fees as well as monies received by the recipient for stipends.  Repayment shall be made as agreed to by the recipient and the Department in the recipient's contract.

 

c)         Scholarship recipients who fail to complete medical school because of voluntary actions (e.g, withdrawal from medical school) on their part shall repay to the Department all scholarship monies that were disbursed. This includes monies remitted to the medical school for tuition and fees as well as monies received by the recipient for stipends.  Repayment shall be made as agreed to by the recipient and the Department in the recipient's contract.

 

d)         Scholarship recipients who complete medical school but fail to place in a primary care residency or fail to become licensed as a physician in Illinois shall repay all scholarship monies to the Department.  This includes monies remitted to the medical school for tuition and fees as well as monies received by the recipient for stipends.  Repayment shall be made as agreed to by the recipient and the Department in the recipient's contract.

 

e)         If the scholarship recipient is disabled or is otherwise unable for reasons beyond the recipient's control to perform the scholarship's obligations, these obligations shall be suspended until the scholarship recipient is able to resume the scholarship obligations. However, the suspension shall not exceed two years.

 

1)         To request a suspension of the scholarship obligation, a recipient shall submit a suspension request in writing to the Department.  This request shall detail the reasons for the suspension and, if temporary, the duration of the suspension and shall be supported by clear and convincing documentation.

 

2)         The Department shall approve a request for a suspension if the request is supported by a letter from the recipient's licensed physician fully explaining and attesting to the recipient's inability (either temporarily or permanently) to continue either school or the practice of medicine and if the recipient agrees not to continue either his or her medical education or the practice of medicine in any state.

 

3)         If a scholarship recipient suffers total and permanent disability, dies or is adjudicated as incompetent, the recipient shall be discharged from all obligations to the Department in connection with the Family Practice Residency Program.

 

4)         If the Department denies the suspension request, the recipient shall fulfill the scholarship obligation.

 

5)         Based on the information contained in the request, the Department's acceptance or denial of the request will be provided in writing, under the Director's signature.

 

f)         Scholarship recipients who, in their third year of medical school, seek a residency training program in an area other than a primary care specialty shall have their eligibility for scholarship funds for their final year of medical school suspended until the residency matching process is complete.

 

1)         If the recipient is notified by the National Resident Matching Program, or directly by a residency not participating in the National Resident Matching Program, of acceptance into a non-primary care residency, no funds shall be provided for the final year of medical education, and all funds previously provided by the Department to the student shall be due in full, immediately.

 

2)         If the recipient has requested a non-primary care residency but is matched to a primary care residency instead and agrees to the match, scholarship funds for the final year of medical education shall again be made available.

 

g)         Misrepresentation of any material facts presented in the recipient's scholarship application shall be considered a breach of contract. If the Department determines that a breach of contract occurred, the recipient's medical school shall be notified to halt further disbursements of scholarship funds.  In addition, all funds provided by the Department to the student shall be due in full, immediately.

 

(Source:  Amended at 35 Ill. Reg. 14089, effective August 4, 2011)