|Passed by the Senate April 22, 2013|
President of the Senate
Passed by the House April 12, 2013
Speaker of the House of Representatives
I, Hunter G. Goodman, Secretary of the Senate of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the attached is SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL 5615 as passed by the Senate and the House of Representatives on the dates hereon set forth.
Governor of the State of Washington
Secretary of State
State of Washington
|State of Washington||63rd Legislature||2013 Regular Session|
READ FIRST TIME 02/22/13.
AN ACT Relating to the health professional loan repayment and scholarship program; and amending RCW 28B.115.030.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
Sec. 1 RCW 28B.115.030 and 2011 1st sp.s. c 11 s 205 are each
amended to read as follows:
The health professional loan repayment and scholarship program is established for credentialed health professionals and residents serving in health professional shortage areas. The program shall be administered by the office. In administering this program, the office shall:
(1) Select credentialed health care professionals and residents to participate in the loan repayment portion of the loan repayment and scholarship program and select eligible students to participate in the scholarship portion of the loan repayment and scholarship program;
(2) Adopt rules and develop guidelines to administer the program;
(3) Collect and manage repayments from participants who do not meet their service obligations under this chapter;
(4) Publicize the program, particularly to maximize participation among individuals in shortage areas and among populations expected to experience the greatest growth in the workforce;
(5) Solicit and accept grants and donations from public and private sources for the program;
(6) Use a competitive procurement to contract with a fund-raiser to solicit and accept grants and donations from private sources for the program. The fund-raiser shall be paid on a contingency fee basis on a sliding scale but must not exceed fifteen percent of the total amount raised for the program each year. The fund-raiser shall not be a registered state lobbyist; and
(6))) (7) Develop criteria for a contract for service in lieu of
the service obligation where appropriate, that may be a combination of
service and payment.