As part of the award procedure, each participant must sign an agreement with the board which serves as the legal document verifying the participant's understanding of the obligation to serve for no less than three years and no more than five years in a shortage area or repay the program according to the terms of the signed agreement.
Loan repayment participants shall receive payment from the program for the purpose of repaying educational loans secured while attending a program of health professional training which led to credentialing as a health professional.
(1) Repayment shall be limited to loans covering eligible educational and living expenses as approved by the board and shall include principal and interest.
(2) Loans from both government and private sources may be repaid by the program. Participants shall agree to allow the board access to loan records and to acquire information from lenders necessary to verify eligibility and to determine payments. Loans may not be renegotiated with lenders to accelerate repayment. Financial debts or service obligations which do not qualify for payment include: Public Health and National Health Service Corps scholarship training program, National Health Service Corps scholarship program, and armed forces (Army, Navy, or Air Force).
(3) Participants will be required to submit appropriate documentation of service as required by the board verifying the terms of the agreement have been met for each payment period.
(4) Participants violating the nondiscrimination provisions described in the signed agreement shall be declared ineligible and terminated from the program.
Scholarship participants shall receive payment from the program for the purpose of paying educational costs incurred while enrolled in a program of health professional training which leads to a credential as a credentialed health professional in the state of Washington. In no case shall the award amount exceed the actual cost of attendance for the particular program. Scholarship awards are intended to meet the eligible expenses of participants.
[Statutory Authority: 1993 c 423 and 492. WSR 93-19-023, § 250-25-070, filed 9/3/93, effective 10/4/93. Statutory Authority: 1991 c 332. WSR 92-03-002, § 250-25-070, filed 1/3/92, effective 2/3/92.]