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Loan Repayment Program Fiscal Year 2009 Applicant Information Bulletin

Applications Due January 31
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Special Items of Importance
Summary of Important Dates
Eligibility Requirements and Funding Preferences
Service Requirements
Qualifying Educational Loans
Community Site Employment
Full-Time Clinical Practice
Leaving the Community Site
Breaching the NHSC LRP Contract
Suspension, Waiver, Cancellation and Termination
The Application Process
Power-of-Attorney, Privacy Act Release Authorization and Change of Contact Information
NHSC LRP Checklist
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Frequently Asked Questions
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The NHSC expects that a participant will fulfill his or her service obligation at the approved NHSC community site(s) identified in his/her application.  A clinician who is not committed to remaining at the approved NHSC community site reflected in his/her application for the duration of the two-year NHSC LRP contract should not apply for an NHSC LRP award. 

If a participant is unable to complete his/her service obligation at the approved NHSC community site(s) identified in the application, he/she must notify the Division of Scholar and Clinician Support (DSCR) immediately, in writing, and specify the issues or concerns affecting his/her ability to maintain compliance with his/her NHSC service obligation.  Participants should not leave their initial service site(s) without the prior written approval of the DSCR.  If the participant leaves his/her approved NHSC community site(s) without prior written approval from the DSCR, he/she may be placed in default.  Please contact DSCR at 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 8-15, Rockville, Maryland 20857 or call 1-800-221-9393.

Before approving a transfer, the DSCR will contact the initial site(s) regarding the need for a transfer.  Participants who are unable to complete service at their initial site(s) through no fault of their own (e.g., the site is closing) may be transferred to another NHSC site to complete their service obligation.  The transfer site will be based on the needs of the NHSC.  Final approval of all transfers rests with the DSCR and priority will be given to sites of equal or greater need (i.e., equal or greater HPSA score) than the original site.  A participant who does not accept a transfer assignment may be placed in default of his or her NHSC LRP contract.  Participants who voluntarily resign from their sites without prior approval of the DSCR or are terminated by their site(s) for cause may not receive a transfer to another site and may be placed in default.

If a site asks a participant to work at a satellite clinic which is not listed on his or her Community Site Information Form, the participant should immediately notify the DSCR.  Although a site may need to reassign its staff to address needs within the organization, the site should not reassign NHSC clinicians to other satellite sites without prior approval from the DSCR.  The DSCR must first assure that each new site is an approved NHSC site. 

If an LRP awardee is not employed at the site(s) indicated in the LRP application at the time of receipt of the LRP award, the LRP awardee must notify the DSCR immediately.  Failure to do so may result in being placed in default.  Keep in mind that if, on or before August 17, 2009, a participant asks the Secretary to terminate his/her NHSC LRP contract and returns any funds received, the Secretary may terminate the contract. 

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