2011 ORS § 442.560¹
Conditions of participation in Primary Care Services Program
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(1) Prospective naturopathic physicians, physicians, physician assistants, dentists, pharmacists and nurse practitioners who wish to participate in the Primary Care Services Program shall agree to practice in a qualifying practice site in Oregon for at least three full years following completion of any residency requirements or the execution of the primary care service agreement, whichever comes later.
(2) For not less than three and not more than six years, the Office of Rural Health shall annually pay each participant in the Primary Care Services Program an amount equal to one-third of the outstanding balances on qualifying loans made to the participant up to a maximum of $25,000 each year. To the greatest extent practicable, 75 percent of the moneys available for the program shall be paid to participants practicing in rural areas and 25 percent of the moneys available for the program shall be paid to participants practicing in urban areas.
(3) If the participant does not complete the full service obligation under subsection (1) of this section, the participant shall be liable for the amount of all payments made under subsection (2) of this section and any penalty assessed according to criteria adopted by the office. Any amounts determined to be due under this section shall be collected by the Collections Unit in the Department of Revenue under ORS 293.250 (Collections Unit).
(4) The office shall adopt criteria for waiver of all or part of the fees and penalties owed to the office due to circumstances that prevent the participant from fulfilling the service obligation. [1989 c.893 §18; 1991 c.877 §21; 1991 c.947 §3; 1993 c.765 §53; 1993 c.813 §13; 2005 c.357 §2; 2007 c.485 §3; 2010 c.42 §3]
Note: See note under 442.550 (Definitions for ORS 442.550 to 442.570).