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 590.310 ELIGIBILITY FOR APPLICATION


 

Section 590.310  Eligibility for Application

 

a)         Any Illinois licensed physician who intends to practice or is practicing in a primary care specialty in a designated shortage area of Illinois may apply for educational loan repayment.

 

b)         Applicants shall document currently existing educational loan indebtedness to a governmental or commercial lending institution incurred for educational expenses in pursuit of the applicant's medical degree. Documentation of indebtedness shall include a photocopy or original copy of promissory notes or other evidence of indebtedness, with disclosure of the lending institution or agency, loan amount, loan period, interest rate, and any amounts repaid prior to the date of application.

 

c)         Applicants shall be practicing, or be willing to practice, full-time in a designated shortage area in Illinois.

 

d)         Applicants not yet in practice, or not yet in practice in a designated shortage area of Illinois, shall document intent to do so by written confirmation from a community-based organization or agency, or from other physicians located within the designated shortage area.

 

e)         Physicians having practice obligations to the National Health Service Corps or the Illinois Medical Student Scholarship Program may apply for educational loan repayment after completion of the practice obligation.

 

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