Mississippi Legislature

2000 Regular Session

House Bill 1503

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Background

Title

Description: Physicians; create medical education scholarships, grants and tax credits to practice family medicine in rural areas.

Bill Text: [Introduced]

History of Actions:

102/21/00(H)Referred To Universities and Colleges;Appropriations
203/07/00(H)Died In Committee

Background Information:

Effective date** See Text
DispositionDead
DeadlineGeneral Bill/Constitutional Amendment
RevenueNo
3/5ths vote requiredYes

House Committees:

Principal Author: Scott (80th)

Code Sections: BF 037-0143-0005, A 043-0013-0117

Title: AN ACT TO CREATE NEW SECTION 37-143-6, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO ESTABLISH A MEDICAL EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM TO PROVIDE FIFTEEN NEW STUDENTS EACH YEAR WITH A FULL SCHOLARSHIP TO OBTAIN A MEDICAL EDUCATION AND A FAMILY MEDICINE RESIDENCY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AT NO COST; TO PROVIDE THAT THE PROGRAM SHALL BE ADMINISTERED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF STATE INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING; TO PROVIDE THAT THE PROGRAM SHALL BE FUNDED FROM MONIES APPROPRIATED FROM THE HEALTH CARE EXPENDABLE FUND; TO PROVIDE THAT SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS MUST AGREE TO PRACTICE FAMILY MEDICINE FOR AT LEAST TEN YEARS IN AN AREA OF THE STATE THAT IS A PRIMARY MEDICAL CARE SHORTAGE AREA AND A RURAL AREA NOT LOCATED WITHIN A CERTAIN DISTANCE OF MAJOR URBAN AREAS; TO PROVIDE THAT IF A SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT LEAVES MEDICAL SCHOOL OR THE FAMILY MEDICINE RESIDENCY BEFORE COMPLETION OR LEAVES PRACTICING FAMILY MEDICINE IN A MEDICAL CARE SHORTAGE AREA BEFORE THE END OF TEN YEARS, THE FULL AMOUNT THAT THE RECIPIENT RECEIVED UNDER THE SCHOLARSHIP SHALL BE DUE AND PAYABLE WITHIN 90 DAYS, TOGETHER WITH INTEREST; TO PROVIDE FOR THE REIMBURSEMENT OF RELOCATION EXPENSES FOR LICENSED PHYSICIANS TO MOVE AND PRACTICE FAMILY MEDICINE IN AN UNDERSERVED AREA OF THE STATE; TO PROVIDE FOR THE PAYMENT OF START-UP EXPENSES AND MEDICAL MALPRACTICE INSURANCE PREMIUMS FOR THOSE PHYSICIANS; TO PROVIDE FOR THE PAYMENT OF ANNUAL INCOME SUBSIDIES FOR THOSE PHYSICIANS; TO BRING FORWARD SECTION 37-143-5, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, WHICH IS THE MEDICAL EDUCATION LOAN OR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM; TO AMEND SECTION 43-13-117, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROVIDE AN ADDITIONAL 10% FEE INCREASE IN MEDICAID REIMBURSEMENT FOR PHYSICIANS WHO PRACTICE IN AN UNDERSERVED AREA OF THE STATE; TO PROVIDE A CREDIT AGAINST STATE INCOME TAXES FOR PHYSICIANS WHO PRACTICE FULL-TIME IN AN UNDERSERVED AREA OF THE STATE; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.


Information pertaining to this measure was last updated on 03/07/00 at 17:32.



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