(110 ILCS 948/15)
Establishment of program.
The Department shall establish an educational loan repayment assistance program for dentists and dental specialists who practice in designated shortage areas in this State and who accept certain dental payments as defined under this Act. In addition, the Department shall establish an educational loan repayment assistance program for dental hygienists who practice with a dentist in a designated shortage area in this State. The Department shall administer the program and make all necessary and proper rules not inconsistent with this Act for the program's effective implementation. The Department may use up to 5% of the appropriation for this program for administration and promotion of dentist, dental specialist, and dental hygienist incentive programs.
(Source: P.A. 95-297, eff. 8-20-07; 96-757, eff. 8-25-09.)