Rural Health Loan Funds Bill

HB 999/SB 741

Primary House Sponsors: Rep. David Lewis (R-Harnett), Rep. Greg Murphy (R-Pitt), Rep. Donna White (R-Johnston), Rep. Howard Hunter (D-Bertie)

Primary Senate Sponsors: Sen. Tom McInnis (R-Anson), Sen. David Curtis (R-Gaston), Sen. Danny Britt (R-Columbus)

Bill Summary

This bill would appropriate $3,000,000 to the Office of Rural Health, DHHS, to supplement the NC State Loan Repayment Program. $800,000 of this funding would be allocated for physician assistants and nurse practitioners.

The bill also requires DHHS to identify the need for dentists in rural areas and develop a recommendation to target loan repayment funds for dentists in rural areas.

The bill would require DHHS to provide a report to the JLOC on Health and Human Services on or before October 1, 2018.

Bill Movement

This bill was filed in the House and Senate on May 23, 2018. This bill will be heard in the House Health Committee on May 30, 2018.


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