39.382 39.382 Tribal college payments.
39.382(1)(1)In this section:
39.382(1)(a) (a) “Bureau of Indian education" means the bureau of Indian education in the federal department of the interior.
39.382(1)(b) (b) “Indian student" has the meaning given in 25 USC 1801 (a) (7).
39.382(1)(c) (c) “Indian student count" has the meaning given in 25 USC 1801 (a) (8).
39.382(1)(d) (d) “Tribal college" means an accredited college, operated or controlled by a federally recognized American Indian tribe or band in this state, that meets the requirements of 25 USC 1804.
39.382(2) (2)From the appropriation under s. 20.235 (1) (kc), the board shall make payments to the governing bodies of tribal colleges, as provided in subs. (4) and (5).
39.382(3) (3)Not later than October 15 of each year, the governing body of any tribal college that desires to receive payments under sub. (2) shall report to the board all of the following:
39.382(3)(a) (a) The number of full-time equivalent students enrolled at the tribal college for the previous academic year who reside in Wisconsin and for whom the tribal college will not receive funds from the bureau of Indian education.
39.382(3)(b) (b) The Indian student count for the previous academic year.
39.382(3)(c) (c) The per student funding amount that the tribal college has received or expects to receive from the bureau of Indian education based on the tribal college's reported Indian student count for the previous academic year.
39.382(4) (4)Not later than December 31 of each year, the board shall make a payment to each governing body of a tribal college that has timely submitted to the board a report under sub. (3). Subject to sub. (5), the amount of the annual payment to each tribal college shall be the result obtained by multiplying the number reported under sub. (3) (a) by the per student funding amount reported under sub. (3) (c).
39.382(5) (5)If the moneys appropriated under s. 20.235 (1) (kc) are not sufficient to make full payment to each tribal college under sub. (4), the board shall prorate the payments to tribal colleges under sub. (4) in the proportion that the moneys available bears to the total amount of payments that would be made if sufficient moneys had been appropriated under s. 20.235 (1) (kc).
39.382 History History: 2015 a. 55.
39.385 39.385 Primary care and psychiatry shortage grant program.
39.385(1)(1)Definitions. In this section:
39.385(1)(a) (a) “Graduate medical education training program" means any of the following:
39.385(1)(a)1. 1. A program of education in a medical specialty following the completion of medical school that prepares a physician for the independent practice of medicine in that specialty.
39.385(1)(a)2. 2. A program of education in a medical subspecialty following the completion of education in a medical specialty that prepares a physician for the independent practice of medicine in that subspecialty.
39.385(1)(b) (b) “Grant program" means the primary care and psychiatry shortage grant program under this section.
39.385(1)(c) (c) “Health professional shortage area" has the meaning given in s. 36.60 (1) (aj).
39.385(1)(d) (d) “Health service shortage area" means an area designated by the governor and certified by the federal secretary of health and human services under 42 USC 1395x as an area with a shortage of personal health services.
39.385(1)(e) (e) “Medically underserved area" has the meaning given in 42 CFR Part 51c, section 102 (e).
39.385(1)(f) (f) “Primary care medicine" means any of the following medical specialties:
39.385(1)(f)1. 1. Family practice.
39.385(1)(f)2. 2. Internal medicine.
39.385(1)(f)3. 3. Pediatrics.
39.385(1)(f)4. 4. General surgery.
39.385(1)(g) (g) “Psychiatry" includes child psychiatry.
39.385(1)(h) (h) “Underserved area" means a health professional shortage area, a health service shortage area, or a medically underserved area.
39.385(2) (2)Establishment of program. There is established, to be administered by the board, a primary care and psychiatry shortage grant program to encourage primary care physicians and psychiatrists who meet the eligibility requirements specified in sub. (3) to practice primary care medicine and psychiatry in underserved areas in this state by providing grants of financial assistance to those physicians and psychiatrists as provided in sub. (4).
39.385(3) (3)Eligibility. A physician or psychiatrist is eligible for financial assistance as provided under sub. (4) if the physician or psychiatrist meets all of the following requirements:
39.385(3)(a) (a) He or she practices primary care medicine or psychiatry in an underserved area in this state.
39.385(3)(b) (b) He or she graduated from a graduate medical education training program with an emphasis on primary care medicine or psychiatry.
39.385(3)(c) (c) He or she does not appear on the statewide support lien docket under s. 49.854 (2) (b), unless the physician provides to the board a payment agreement that has been approved by the county child support agency under s. 59.53 (5) and that is consistent with rules promulgated under s. 49.858 (2) (a).
39.385(4) (4)Financial assistance.
39.385(4)(a)1.1. From the appropriation account under s. 20.235 (1) (fp), the board shall grant financial assistance to physicians and psychiatrists who meet the eligibility requirements specified in sub. (3), who apply for participation in the grant program as provided in par. (b), and who submit claims for that financial assistance as provided in par. (c). From s. 20.235 (1) (fp), the board shall allocate not more than $750,000 for financial assistance under the grant program to physicians and not more than $750,000 for financial assistance under the grant program to psychiatrists.
39.385(4)(a)2. 2. The board may grant financial assistance under the grant program to no more than 12 physicians and no more than 12 psychiatrists in a fiscal year. If more than 12 physicians or more than 12 psychiatrists apply for participation in the grant program in a fiscal year, the board shall consider the order in which those applications are received and the health professional shortage area score, as determined by the health resources and services administration of the federal department of health and human services, of the underserved area in which the applicant is practicing primary care medicine or psychiatry in selecting participants in the grant program.
39.385(4)(a)3. 3. An individual physician or psychiatrist may receive financial assistance under the grant program in no more than 3 fiscal years.
39.385(4)(b) (b) A physician or psychiatrist may apply for participation in the grant program by submitting an application to the board in a form prescribed by the board. A physician or psychiatrist may submit that application while the physician or psychiatrist is participating in a graduate medical education training program described in sub. (3) (b). The application shall include such information as the board may require to establish that the physician or psychiatrist meets the eligibility requirements specified in sub. (3) for participation in the grant program and any other information the board may require by rule promulgated under sub. (5).
39.385(4)(c) (c) After each year in which a physician or psychiatrist who has been accepted for participation in the grant program practices primary care medicine or psychiatry in an underserved area in this state, the physician or psychiatrist may submit to the board a claim for financial assistance. The claim shall include the signature of the physician or psychiatrist and of a representative of the practice in which the physician or psychiatrist is employed or otherwise affiliated certifying that during the period for which financial assistance is claimed the physician or psychiatrist practiced primary care medicine or psychiatry in an underserved area in this state and such other information as the board may require by rule promulgated under sub. (5) to verify the physician's or psychiatrist's eligibility for financial assistance.
39.385(4)(d) (d) If the board determines that a physician or psychiatrist who submits a claim for financial assistance under par. (c) is eligible to receive that assistance, the board shall provide that assistance, subject to the amounts available in the appropriation account under s. 20.235 (1) (fp).
39.385(5) (5)Rules. The board shall promulgate rules to implement and administer this section. Those rules shall include rules specifying the information a physician or psychiatrist must include in an application for participation in the grant program under sub. (4) (b) and in a claim for financial assistance under sub. (4) (c).
39.385 History History: 2013 a. 128; 2017 a. 59.
39.39 39.39 Nursing student stipend loans.
39.39(1)(1)
39.39(1)(a) (a) There is established, to be administered by the board, a stipend loan program for resident students, including registered nurses, who are:
39.39(1)(a)1. 1. Enrolled in the 2nd year in a program leading to an associate degree in nursing in a technical college.
39.39(1)(a)2. 2. Enrolled as juniors in a program leading to a bachelor's degree in nursing in this state.
39.39(1)(a)3. 3. Enrolled as 3rd year students in a program leading to a diploma in nursing in this state.
39.39(1)(a)4. 4. Enrolled as seniors in a program leading to a bachelor's degree in nursing in this state.
39.39(1)(a)5. 5. Enrolled in a program leading to a master's degree in nursing in this state and who intend to teach nursing at an institution of higher education located in this state.
39.39(2) (2)The board shall:
39.39(2)(a) (a) Make stipend loans from the appropriations under s. 20.235 (1) (cg) and (gg).
39.39(2)(b) (b) Promulgate rules to administer this section, including rules establishing loan amounts and the criteria and procedures for loan forgiveness and for selecting loan recipients. Loan recipients shall be selected on the basis of financial need, as determined by the board, using the needs analysis methodology used under s. 39.435.
39.39(3) (3)Beginning in the 1991-92 fiscal year, $15,000 annually shall be awarded under sub. (1) (a) 5. for stipend loans.
39.39(4) (4)The board may not make any original stipend loans under this section.
39.39 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. HEA 8, Wis. adm. code.
39.393 39.393 Nursing student loan program.
39.393(1)(1)The board shall establish a loan program to defray the cost of tuition, fees, and expenses for persons enrolled in any of the following:
39.393(1)(a) (a) A program in this state that confers an associate degree in nursing.
39.393(1)(b) (b) A program in this state that confers a bachelor's degree in nursing.
39.393(1)(c) (c) A program in this state that confers a 2nd degree that will make the person eligible for licensure under s. 441.06 or 441.10.
39.393(1)(d) (d) A program in this state that confers a diploma in nursing.
39.393(1)(e) (e) A program in this state that confers a master's degree in nursing.
39.393(1)(f) (f) A program in this state that confers a doctoral degree in nursing.
39.393(2) (2)Beginning in the 2002-03 fiscal year, the board shall make loans under this section from the appropriation under s. 20.235 (1) (cm). The maximum amount of loan for a person during any fiscal year is $3,000. The maximum that a person may receive under this section is $15,000. The board shall ensure that the terms of the loan do not require a loan recipient to repay the loan while the recipient is enrolled in a program under sub. (1).
39.393(3) (3)After the recipient of a loan under sub. (1) has completed the program described in sub. (1), the board shall forgive 25 percent of the loan's principal and interest after the first full year and 25 percent of the loan's principal and interest after the 2nd full year that the recipient has been employed full time in this state as a nurse or nurse educator. The board may forgive loans on a prorated basis for persons who are employed less than full time.
39.393(4) (4)The board shall promulgate rules to implement and administer this section.
39.393 History History: 2001 a. 16; 2005 a. 368; 2013 a. 114.
39.397 39.397 School leadership loan program.
39.397(1)(1)The board shall establish a loan program for students selected by the board in a competitive application process who meet all of the following requirements:
39.397(1)(a) (a) Are enrolled in a school leadership program at an institution of the University of Wisconsin System that permits students to earn degrees in less time than a traditional school leadership program and that includes a required mentorship or apprenticeship component.
39.397(1)(b) (b) Are nominated by a superintendent of a school district.
39.397(2) (2)
39.397(2)(a)(a) Loans under sub. (1) shall be made from the appropriation under s. 20.235 (1) (cu). Except as provided in par. (b), loans under sub. (1) shall be repaid at an annual interest rate of 5 percent.
39.397(2)(b) (b) The board shall forgive 25 percent of the loan and 25 percent of the interest on the loan for each school year the recipient satisfies all of the following:
39.397(2)(b)1. 1. The recipient is employed in a school leadership position in an elementary or secondary school in this state.
39.397(2)(b)2. 2. The recipient receives a rating of proficient or distinguished on the educator effectiveness system or the equivalent in a school that does not use the educator effectiveness system.
39.397(3) (3)The board shall deposit in the general fund as general purpose revenue-earned all repayments of loans made under sub. (1) and the interest on the loans.
39.397 History History: 2017 a. 59.
39.398 39.398 Teachers and orientation and mobility instructors of visually impaired pupils loan program.
39.398(1)(1)
39.398(1)(a) (a) The board shall establish a loan program to defray the cost of tuition, fees and expenses for residents of this state enrolled in a program that prepares persons to be licensed as teachers of visually impaired pupils or as orientation and mobility instructors, as defined by the board by rule, at an accredited institution of higher education in this state or in a physically adjacent state, as defined in s. 175.46 (1) (d). To the extent possible, the board shall give preference, to persons who are likely to return to this state to work with visually impaired persons.
39.398(1)(b) (b) The board shall make loans under this section from the appropriation under s. 20.235 (1) (cx). The maximum amount of a loan for a person during any fiscal year is $10,000. The maximum amount that a person may receive under this section is $40,000. The terms of the loan shall provide that a loan recipient is not required to repay the loan while the loan recipient is enrolled in the preparatory program described in par. (a).
39.398(2) (2)
39.398(2)(a)(a) After the recipient of a loan under sub. (1) has completed the preparatory program described in sub. (1), the board shall forgive 25 percent of the loan's principal and interest for the first fiscal year, 25 percent of the loan's principal and interest for the 2nd fiscal year and 50 percent of the loan's principal and interest for the 3rd fiscal year that the recipient is licensed and employed full-time in this state as a teacher of visually impaired pupils or as an orientation and mobility instructor by a school district, the Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired or a cooperative educational service agency. The board may forgive loans on a prorated basis for persons employed less than full-time.
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2017-18 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2019 Wis. Act 18 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on October 1, 2019. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after October 1, 2019, are designated by NOTES. (Published 10-1-19)