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Title: Section 47-4.1 - Definitions

Effective Date


Section 47-4.1 Definitions.

(a) "Council" shall mean the New York State Council on Graduate Medical Education.

(b) "Primary Care Medical Training Program" or "Primary Care Residency Program" shall mean a residency program approved by the Council for up weighting of 1.5 under Section 2807-c of the Public Health Law.

(c) "Resident Loan Repayment Recipient" and "Recipient" shall mean an individual who has signed a service agreement to receive a loan repayment award under this Subpart.

(d) "Service Agreement" shall mean the written agreement prepared by the Department of Health and signed by the Resident Loan Repayment Recipient prior to the issuance of an award specifying the terms of the award and the service obligation required.

(e) "Award" shall mean the funds provided under this Subpart during one residency year, for the purpose of repaying some or all of the qualifying debt of the Resident Loan Repayment Recipient.

(f) "Qualifying debt" shall mean any outstanding, unpaid debt incurred by the recipient from loans to cover tuition and other related educational expenses made by, or guaranteed by, the federal or state government, or made by a lending or educational institution approved under Title IV of the Federal Higher Education Act.

(g) "Underserved Area" shall mean a site, area, or facility designated pursuant to section 47-3.1 of this Part.

(h) "License" shall mean a license to practice medicine in New York State issued by the State Education Department.

(i) "Residency year" shall mean the period between July 1 and June 30 of the following year.

(j) "Service Obligation" shall mean the period of time a Resident Loan Repayment Recipient must practice primary care in an underserved area after completion of his/her residency training.

(k) "Service Obligation Start Date" shall mean the date upon which a Resident Loan Repayment Recipient is required to begin practicing primary care in fulfillment of his/her service obligation.

(l) "Rescission" shall mean the withdrawal, cancellation or revocation of an award in accordance with the provisions of section 47-4.4 of this Subpart, after the signing of the service agreement.

(m) "Waiver" shall mean full or partial release by the commissioner of the service obligation and/or financial obligation for repayment of an award incurred or owed by a recipient.

(n) "Deferral" shall mean a delay or temporary suspension of an award payment, service obligation, or any financial obligation for repayment of an award by the recipient, which is granted by the commissioner with no resulting reduction in service or financial obligation.

(o) "Default" shall occur if a recipient has not obtained an approved waiver or deferral and the recipient fails to complete the primary care residency program on which the award is based, or the recipient fails to begin or complete the service obligation within the timeframes prescribed by this Subpart, or an award is rescinded after payment of award monies to the recipient.

(p) "Program Default Rate" shall be equal to the number of residents that have completed residency training in a specific program and have defaulted on their service obligation divided by the total number of recipients that completed training in that program.

(q) "President" shall mean the president of the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation.


VOLUME A-1 (Title 10)