Compilation of Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia
Rule 195-12-.04 - Award Process

Universal Citation: GA Rules and Regs r 195-12-.04

RULE 195-12-.04. Award Process

A. The Board staff shall notify each applicant in writing of the Board's decision within ten (10) days following the decision.

B. The successful applicant will be asked to accept or decline the award of a loan by signing and submitting an Acceptance Form.

C. Those applicants who accept the loan award shall receive a contract for participation in the Physicians for Rural Areas Assistance Program. Each recipient will be allowed 10 days in which to review the contract with an attorney as to its contents if they so choose.

D. Loan awards that are rejected by the applicant shall be made available to the next highest ranking applicant based on the discussion and action taken by the Board.

E. The Board staff shall arrange for all valid and approved contracts to be executed by the Executive Director and Board Chairman. Such documents shall be notarized and the official seal affixed.

F. One of two fully executed copies of each loan contract shall be returned to the applicant and one kept in the permanent records of the Georgia Board of Health Care Workforce.

G. Funds shall be paid directly to the financial institution holding the recipient's student loan debt unless payment arrangements are otherwise directed in writing by the Board.

H. The Board staff shall submit a check request to the Georgia Department of Community Health for payment of loan awards approved by the Board and for which a fully executed contract is on file in the Board offices.

I. The Board staff shall maintain appropriate records necessary to account for the expenditure of funds for the Physicians for Rural Areas Assistance Program.

O.C.G.A. ยง 31-34.

(Original Rule entitled "Award Process" adopted. F. Nov. 27, 2012; eff. Dec. 17, 2012. Amended: F. Aug. 28, 2013; eff. Sep. 17, 2013 Repealed: New Rule of the same title adopted. F. Dec. 26, 2019; eff. Jan. 15, 2020.)
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