Health and Safety
Health Professional Loan Repayment Program
§ 23-14.1-1 Legislative findings.
The general assembly finds that:
(1) It is the right of every citizen of the state to have
ready access to quality health care; and
(2) Health care facilities serving the poor, including
community health centers throughout the state, are experiencing increasing
difficulty in attracting and retaining physicians and other health
professionals to administer to the needy populations they serve. Therefore, it
is the general assembly's intent to provide incentives, in the form of loan
repayment, to physicians, dentists, dental hygienists, nurse practitioners,
certified nurse midwives, physician assistants and any other eligible health
care professional under § 338A of the Public Health Service Act, 42 U.S.C.
§ 254l, who desire to serve the health care needs of medically underserved
individuals in Rhode Island.
History of Section.
(P.L. 1993, ch. 191, § 1.)