|(a) The total amount of repayment assistance to a physician
may not exceed $160,000 over a period of no more than four periods
(b) Except under circumstances determined by the Board
and DSHS to constitute good cause, failure to meet the program requirements
will result in non-payment for that service period and removal from
the program. Additionally, providers who do not meet the requirements
will be ineligible to apply for other loan repayment programs in Texas.
Physicians practicing in HPSAs will be released from the agreement
to provide four years of eligible service for any year for which loan
repayment funds are not available.
(c) A physician may not receive loan repayment assistance
under both Texas Education Code, §61.531 and Texas Government
Code, §510.156 relating to funds appropriated for purposes of
correctional managed health care.
(d) Physicians who are not practicing in HPSAs must
apply for participation in the program each year by established deadlines
and will be subject to the ranking criteria set forth in §21.257
of this title (relating to Application Ranking Criteria).
(e) Applications from physicians who establish eligibility
under §21.257(4) of this title will be considered only if funds
are available after financial commitments for the fiscal year have
been made to physicians practicing in HPSAs and secure correctional
|Source Note: The provisions of this §21.260 adopted to be effective November 30, 2009, 34 TexReg 8524; amended to be effective November 29, 2011, 36 TexReg 8022; amended to be effective November 20, 2013, 38 TexReg 8196