Notice of Intended Action

Loan repayment programs—definition of “service commitment area,” 24.2, 25.2, 26.2

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COLLEGE STUDENT AID COMMISSION[283]

Notice of Intended Action

Proposing rule making related to loan repayment programs and providing an opportunity for public comment

The College Student Aid Commission hereby proposes to amend Chapter 24, "Rural Iowa Primary Care Loan Repayment Program," Chapter 25, "Rural Iowa Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant Loan Repayment Program," and Chapter 26, "Health Care Loan Repayment Program," Iowa Administrative Code.

Legal Authority for Rule Making

This rule making is proposed under the authority provided in Iowa Code section 261.3.

State or Federal Law Implemented

This rule making implements, in whole or in part, Iowa Code chapter 261.

Purpose and Summary

The proposed amendments specify that distances between cities, corresponding to the definition of "service commitment area," are measured and verified by calculating the shortest travel distance on paved roads instead of by straight-line distance.

Fiscal Impact

This rule making has no fiscal impact to the State of Iowa.

Jobs Impact

After analysis and review of this rule making, no impact on jobs has been found.

Waivers

Any person who believes that the application of the discretionary provisions of this rule making would result in hardship or injustice to that person may petition the Commission for a waiver of the discretionary provisions, if any, pursuant to 283—Chapter 7.

Public Comment

Any interested person may submit written or oral comments concerning this proposed rule making. Written or oral comments in response to this rule making must be received by the Commission no later than 4:30 p.m.on May 26, 2020. Comments should be directed to:

Mark Wiederspan

Executive Director

Iowa College Student Aid Commission

475 S.W. Fifth Street, Suite D

Des Moines, Iowa 50309-4608

Phone: 515.725.3410

Fax: 515.725.3401

Email: mark.wiederspan@iowa.gov or administrative rules website at rules.iowa.gov

Public Hearing

No public hearing is scheduled at this time. As provided in Iowa Code section 17A.4(1)"b," an oral presentation regarding this rule making may be demanded by 25 interested persons, a governmental subdivision, the Administrative Rules Review Committee, an agency, or an association having 25 or more members.

Review by Administrative Rules Review Committee

The Administrative Rules Review Committee, a bipartisan legislative committee which oversees rule making by executive branch agencies, may, on its own motion or on written request by any individual or group, review this rule making at its regular monthly meeting or at a special meeting. The Committee's meetings are open to the public, and interested persons may be heard as provided in Iowa Code section 17A.8(6).

The following rule-making actions are proposed:

Item 1. Amend rule 283—24.2(261), definition of "Service commitment area," as follows:

"Service commitment area" means a medically underserved Iowa city with a population of less than 26,000 that is located more than 20 miles from a city with a population of 50,000 or more. Each physician participating in the program must contract with the service commitment area to ensure the service commitment area provides a nonrefundable $20,000 contribution for deposit in the rural Iowa primary care trust fund. Payment of the nonrefundable contribution to the trust fund can be made by, but is not limited to, the following organizations: community agencies, hospitals, medical groups, municipalities, community foundations, local government entities, or other community entities. Locations and distances between cities will be consistently measured and verified by calculating the straight-line distance between main post offices shortest travel distance on paved roads.

Item 2. Amend rule 283—25.2(261), definition of "Service commitment area," as follows:

"Service commitment area" means a medically underserved Iowa city with a population of less than 26,000 that is located more than 20 miles from a city with a population of 50,000 or more. Each applicant participating in the program must contract with the service commitment area to ensure the service commitment area provides a nonrefundable $2,000 contribution for deposit in the rural Iowa advanced registered nurse practitioner and physician assistant trust fund. Payment of the nonrefundable contribution to the trust fund can be made by, but is not limited to, the following organizations: community agencies, hospitals, medical groups, municipalities, community foundations, local government entities, or other community entities. Locations and distances between cities will be consistently measured and verified by calculating the straight-line distance between main post offices shortest travel distance on paved roads.

Item 3. Amend rule 283—26.2(261), definition of "Service commitment area," as follows:

"Service commitment area" means a city in Iowa with a population of less than 26,000 that is located more than 20 miles from a city with a population of 50,000 or more. Locations and distances between cities will be consistently measured and verified by calculating the shortest travel distance on paved roads.

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Closed For Comments

This notice is now closed for comments. Collection of comments closed on 5/26/2020.

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Rule 283-24.2 Rule 283-25.2 Rule 283-26.2
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