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13b.08.09.00.htm 13B.08.09.00. Title 13B MARYLAND HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION Subtitle 08 FINANCIAL AID Chapter 09 Maryland Dent-Care Loan Assistance Repayment Program Authority: Education Article, §11-105(u) 18-204(c) and 18-2401―18-2408, Annotated Code of Maryland
13b.08.09.01.htm 13B.08.09.01. 01 Purpose.. A. The purpose of the Maryland Dent-Care Loan Assistance Repayment Program (MDC-LARP) is to increase access to oral health services for Maryland Medical Assistance Program (MMAP) recipients by increasing the number of dentists who treat that population.B. The MDC-LARP is funded through Maryland general funds and provides loan repayment for Maryland licensed dentists dependent upon available annual funding.C. A dentist who participates in this program shal
13b.08.09.02.htm 13B.08.09.02. 02 Eligibility.. A. To be eligible for Maryland Dent-Care Loan Assistance Repayment Program (MDC-LARP) repayment assistance, an individual:1) Shall be employed as a full-time dentist in Maryland;. 2) Shall demonstrate financial need;. 3) Shall have received a dental degree from a college or university in Maryland or from an accredited U.S. dental school;4) Shall have a valid unrestricted license to practice dentistry in Maryland at the time the service obligation begins;
13b.08.09.03.htm 13B.08.09.03. 03 Determination of Geographic Dentist Shortage Areas.. A. The Maryland Department of Health, Office of Primary Care Services (MDH) shall be responsible for designating geographic dentist shortage areas in Maryland and reporting the designations annually to the Office for Student Financial Assistance according to a schedule that corresponds to the Maryland Dent-Care Loan Assistance Repayment Program (MDC-LARP) award cycle.B. Geographic areas designated by MDH shall coinci
13b.08.09.04.htm 13B.08.09.04. 04 Application Procedures.. A. An individual shall complete an application and provide any additional information required by the Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) and the Office of Oral Health (OOH) to be considered for Maryland Dent-Care Loan Assistance Repayment Program repayment assistance.B. The OOH is responsible for the development and distribution of application forms and materials.. C. An applicant shall provide:. 1) A completed application;.
13b.08.09.05.htm 13B.08.09.05. 05 Selection Process.. A. The Office of Oral Health (OOH) shall appoint a Review Panel, which includes dentists who have experience treating Medicaid and low-income patients, to assist in the annual selection of Maryland Dent-Care Loan Assistance Repayment Program (MDC-LARP) recipients.B. The Review Panel shall be responsible for reviewing the eligible applicants and recommending to OOH which applicants should receive an award.
13b.08.09.06.htm 13B.08.09.06. 06 Maryland Dent-Care Loan Assistance Repayment Program Awards.. A. The total number of awards made each year shall be determined on an annual basis by the Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) and the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) and shall be based on the amount of funds available.B. The award amount for new Maryland Dent-Care Loan Assistance Repayment Program (MDC-LARP) awards shall be determined on an annual basis by OSFA and MDH, and shall be based o
13b.08.09.07.htm 13B.08.09.07. 07 Maryland Dent-Care Loan Assistance Repayment Program Recipient Obligations.. A. The recipient of an Maryland Dent-Care Loan Assistance Repayment Program (MDC-LARP) award shall furnish the Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) with written acceptance of the award and sign a promissory note that stipulates the:1) Obligations of an MDC-LARP recipient;. 2) Number of years to which the MDC-LARP recipient commits;. 3) Total and annual amounts of the MDC-LARP award;.
13b.08.09.08.htm 13B.08.09.08. 08 Verification.. A. The Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) shall require annual verification that a Maryland Dent-Care Loan Assistance Repayment Program (MDC-LARP) recipient is fulfilling their award obligations.B. Prior to issuing an MDC-LARP recipient's check for the first year of service, OSFA shall receive notice from the Maryland Department of Health Office of Oral Health (MDH) that confirms that the MDC-LARP recipient is providing appropriate service a
13b.08.09.09.htm 13B.08.09.09. 09 Breach of a Recipient’s Obligations.. A. A Maryland Dent-Care Loan Assistance Repayment Program (MDC-LARP) recipient breaches the recipient’s obligations if:1) They do not begin their service obligation at an eligible practice site within 3 months of the close of the fiscal year in which the promissory note is executed; or2) The MDC-LARP recipient separates from the eligible practice site prior to fulfilling the service obligation and does not move to a site that compli
13b.08.09.10.htm 13B.08.09.10. 10 Deferment, Cancellation, Suspension, and Waiver of Obligation.. A. The Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) may consider deferment, cancellation, suspension, or waiver of the obligation as provided in this regulation.B. OSFA may consider deferment for:. 1) Military service for a period not to exceed 3 years;. 2) Extended illness verified by a physician;. 3) Extenuating family circumstances to be decided on a case-by-case basis; and.
13b.08.09.11.htm 13B.08.09.11. 11 Responsibilities of the Department of Health Office of Oral Health.. The Maryland Department of Health Office of Oral Health shall be responsible for:. A. Promoting and recruiting the Maryland Dent-Care Loan Assistance Repayment Program (MDC-LARP) program in conjunction with the Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA)B. Certifying eligible practice sites;. C. Selecting eligible applicants;. D. Notifying OSFA of selected eligible applicants;.
13b.08.09.9999.htm 13B.08.09.9999. Administrative History Effective date: August 28, 2017 (44:17 Md. R. 836).
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