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SB-441 Health care workforce training programs: geriatric medicine.(2021-2022)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Article 2 (commencing with Section 127801) is added to Chapter 1 of Part 3 of Division 107 of the Health and Safety Code, to read:

Article  2. Geriatric Health Care Workforce
127801.
 (a) It is the intent of the Legislature to provide geriatricians practicing in underserved areas access to existing loan repayment programs offered by the state, encouraging more geriatric care providers, including primary care physicians, dentists, dental hygienists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, pharmacists, and mental health providers to practice in federally designated health provider shortage areas and addressing the state’s shortage of geriatricians.
(b) The office shall include students and professionals with training in geriatrics in administering health workforce professions programs, including, but not limited to, all of the following:
(1) Health Professions Career Opportunity Program pursuant to Article 1 (commencing with Section 127875) of Chapter 2.
(2) National Health Service Corps State Loan Repayment Program pursuant to Article 2.75 (commencing with Section 127940) of Chapter 2.
(3) Steven M. Thompson Physician Corps Loan Repayment Program pursuant to Article 5 (commencing with 128550) of Chapter 5.