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HRSA: Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request; Information Collection Request Title: Health Professions Student Loan (HPSL) Program and Nursing Student Loan (NSL) Program Administrative Requirements (Regulations and Policy). OMB No. 0915-0047-Revision Federal Register
Feb 14, 2018 - Notice from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announcing their intent to continue collecting information as part of the Health Professions Student Loan (HPSL) and Nursing Student Loan (NSL) Programs, which provide long-term, low-interest loans to students pursuing eligible degrees. Information will be collected through the Deferment Form (HRSA Form 519) and Annual Operating Report (HRSA Form 501), and is used to determine borrowers' deferment status and monitor program operations and financial activities. Comments regarding the need and use of the information collecting activities must be submitted no later than March 16, 2018.
Source: Federal Register
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IHS: Request for Public Comment: 30 Day Notice for Extension of the Indian Health Service Loan Repayment Program (LRP) Federal Register
Feb 14, 2018 - Notice from the Indian Health Service (IHS) requesting OMB approval to continue collecting information as part of the IHS Loan Repayment Program (LRP) application process. Collected information is used to determine applicants' eligibility for the IHS LRP, which repays all or part of eligible health professionals education-related debt in exchange for an initial two-year service commitment to practice full-time at an eligible IHS facility. To ensure consideration, comments regarding the proposed information collection extension should be submitted by March 16, 2018.
Source: Federal Register
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Rural Parts of North Carolina Need More Doctors. He’s Trying to Change That.
Feb 14, 2018 - Interview with Dr. Robert Bashford, the Assistant Dean of the University of North Carolina's School of Medicine's Rural Initiative Program, a program that offers debt-forgiveness to med students who agree to work in rural and underserved areas of the state. Also touches on the need to address social determinants of health with patients.
Source: The News & Observer
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HRSA: Low Income Levels Used for Various Health Professions and Nursing Programs Authorized in Titles III, VII, and VIII of the Public Health Service Act Federal Register
Feb 12, 2018 - Notice from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) updating income levels used to identify a low-income family for the purpose of determining eligibility for programs that provide health professions and nursing training to individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. Low-income levels are adjusted annually based on HHS’s poverty guidelines.
Source: Federal Register
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