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 590.330 TERMS OF PERFORMANCE
Section 590.330 Terms of Performance
a) Each physician selected for educational loan repayment shall sign a written contract with the Department. The contract shall contain terms and conditions that ensure compliance with the laws of the State of Illinois and this Part, and enforcement of the contract.
b) Each physician selected for loan repayment shall practice as a primary care physician in a designated shortage area on a full-time basis (see Section 590.20 for definition of full-time physician).
c) Loan repayment recipients who move their practice from the location described in the recipient's original application shall relocate to an area that qualifies for the same or a higher priority ranking. Relocating to a lower priority area shall result in termination of the loan repayment contract. If a recipient relocates to a lower priority area and has his or her loan repayment contract terminated, the recipient shall be eligible to reapply for the loan repayment program and be considered among all other applicants. If a loan repayment recipient relocates to a lower priority area, has his or her loan repayment contract terminated and either does not reapply for loan repayment assistance or is not selected for loan repayment assistance, the recipient shall immediately remit to the Department all funds that were previously provided to the recipient.
d) Loan repayment recipients who elect to have payments made on their behalf directly to the financial institution to which they are obligated may have payments made up to six months in advance if the financial institution so agrees. If the physician moves from the designated shortage area during the period for which loan repayment has been made, he or she shall repay any prorated amounts to the Department.
e) Loan repayment recipients who elect to have payments made directly to themselves shall make loan payments, then present documentation of payment (e.g., cancelled checks) to the Department. Direct payments to recipients will be made on a quarterly basis.
f) Misrepresentation of any material facts presented in the application will be considered a breach of contract. If the Department determines that a breach of contract has occurred, any funds provided by the Department for the repayment of educational loans shall be due in full immediately.
g) If the physician does not repay any funds owed to the Department, the Department shall refer the matter to the Illinois Attorney General, a collection agency, or a licensed attorney.
(Source: Amended at 35 Ill. Reg. 14089, effective August 4, 2011)