S.2524 - Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Act of 2018115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Donnelly, Joe [D-IN] (Introduced 03/08/2018)|
|Committees:||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 03/08/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2524 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (03/08/2018)
Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Act of 2018
This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to create a loan repayment program for individuals who complete a period of service in a substance use disorder treatment job in a mental health professional shortage area or a county where the drug overdose death rate is higher than the national average.
The substance use disorder treatment job must be a full-time position where the primary intent and function is the direct care of patients with or in recovery from a substance use disorder.
Individuals must enter into an agreement of service of up to six years with the Health Resources and Services Administration. The repayment program shall pay one-sixth of the principal and interest on any eligible loan for each year of service; the maximum total amount of repayment by the program is $250,000 per individual.