promotion of physician incentive programs.
Beginning July 1, 2005, the
Department shall, each year, consider applications for
assistance under the program. The form of application and the
information required to be set forth in the application shall
determined by the Department, and the Department shall
applicants to submit with their applications such
documents as the Department deems necessary.
To be eligible for
under the program, an applicant must meet all of the
(1) He or she must be a citizen or permanent resident
(2) He or she must be a resident of Illinois.
(3) He or she must be practicing full-time in Illinois
as a physician.
(4) He or she must currently be repaying educational
(5) He or she must agree to continue full-time practice
in Illinois for 3 years.
The award of grants.
Under the program, for
that a qualified applicant practices full-time in
Illinois as a physician, the Department shall, subject to
a grant to that person in an amount equal
to the amount in
educational loans that the person must repay
that year. However, the
total amount in grants that a person
may be awarded under the program
shall not exceed $25,000. The
Department shall require recipients to
use the grants to pay
off their educational loans.
Penalty for failure to fulfill obligation.
repayment recipients who fail to practice full-time in Illinois
for 3 years shall repay the Department a sum equal to 3 times