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 in this state 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), but must submit that application before accepting employment or any other affiliation as a primary care physician or psychiatrist in an underserved area in this state. 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.
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.
39.398 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.
39.398(2)(b) (b) The board shall promulgate rules to administer this section.
39.398 History History: 1999 a. 144.
39.398 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. HEA 14, Wis. adm. code.
39.399 39.399 Teacher loan program.
39.399(1g) (1g) In this section:
39.399(1g)(a) (a) “Rural county" means a county that satisfies all of the following:
39.399(1g)(a)1. 1. The county does not include any urbanized area.
39.399(1g)(a)2. 2. Less than 25 percent of persons residing in the county are employed in another county that includes an urbanized area.
39.399(1g)(a)3. 3. Less than 25 percent of persons employed in the county reside in another county that includes an urbanized area.
39.399(1g)(b) (b) “Urbanized area" has the meaning given in 23 USC 134 (b) (7).
39.399(1m) (1m) The board shall establish a teacher loan program for students who meet all of the following requirements:
39.399(1m)(a) (a) Are residents of this state enrolled at least half-time as sophomores, juniors, or seniors in an institution of higher education, as defined in 20 USC 1001 (a) and (b), located in this state.
39.399(1m)(b) (b) Are enrolled in programs of study leading to a teacher's license in a discipline identified as a teacher shortage area for this state by the federal department of education.
39.399(1m)(c) (c) Have a grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale or the equivalent.
39.399(2) (2) A student eligible for a loan under sub. (1m) may be awarded loans of up to $10,000 annually for not more than 3 years, with a maximum of $30,000 in loans to a student under this section.
39.399(3) (3)
39.399(3)(a)(a) Loans under sub. (1m) shall be made from the appropriation under s. 20.235 (1) (ct). Except as provided in par. (b), loans under sub. (1m) shall be repaid at an annual interest rate of 5 percent.
39.399(3)(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:
39.399(3)(b)1. 1. The recipient is employed, as a full-time teacher in a high-demand area related to the recipient's discipline under sub. (1m) (b), by a public or private elementary or secondary school in the city of Milwaukee or in a school district in a rural county.
39.399(3)(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.
39.399(4) (4) The board shall deposit in the general fund as general purpose revenue-earned all repayments of loans made under sub. (1m) and the interest on the loans.
39.399 History History: 2015 a. 55, 359.
39.40 39.40 Minority teacher loan program.
39.40(1) (1) In this section “minority student" means a student who is any of the following:
39.40(1)(a) (a) A Black American.
39.40(1)(b) (b) An American Indian.
39.40(1)(c) (c) A Hispanic, as defined in s. 16.287 (1) (d).
39.40(1)(d) (d) A person admitted to the United States after December 31, 1975, who is either a former citizen of Laos, Vietnam or Cambodia or whose ancestor was or is a citizen of Laos, Vietnam or Cambodia.
39.40(2) (2) The board shall establish a loan program for minority students who meet all of the following requirements:
39.40(2)(am) (am) Are residents of this state enrolled at least half-time as sophomores, juniors, or seniors in an institution of higher education, as defined in 20 USC 1001 (a) and (b), located in this state.
39.40(2)(bm) (bm) Are enrolled in programs of study leading to a teacher's license in a discipline identified as a teacher shortage area for this state by the federal department of education.
39.40(2)(dm) (dm) Have a grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale or the equivalent.
39.40(2m) (2m) A student eligible for a loan under sub. (2) may be awarded loans of up to $10,000 annually for not more than 3 years, with a maximum of $30,000 in loans to a student under this section.
39.40(3) (3)
39.40(3)(a)(a) Loans under sub. (2) shall be made from the appropriation under s. 20.235 (1) (cr). Except as provided in par. (b), loans under sub. (2) shall be repaid at an annual interest rate of 5 percent.
39.40(3)(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:
39.40(3)(b)1. 1. The recipient is employed by a public or private elementary or secondary school in the city of Milwaukee as a full-time teacher in a high-demand area related to the recipient's discipline under sub. (2) (bm).
39.40(3)(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.
39.40(4) (4) The board shall deposit in the general fund as general purpose revenue-earned all repayments of loans made under sub. (2) and the interest on the loans.
39.40(5) (5) The board shall administer the repayment and forgiveness of loans made under s. 36.25 (16), 1993 stats. The board shall treat such loans as if they had been made under sub. (2).
39.40 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. HEA 11, Wis. adm. code.
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2015-16 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2017 Wis. Act 23 and all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders effective on or before June 27, 2017. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after June 27, 2017 are designated by NOTES. (Published 6-27-17)