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CS/SB 66: Student Loans and Scholarship Obligations of Health Care Practitioners

GENERAL BILL by Health Policy ; Cruz

Student Loans and Scholarship Obligations of Health Care Practitioners; Establishing that a health care practitioner’s failure to repay a student loan or to comply with service scholarship obligations does not constitute grounds for disciplinary action; removing a civil fine; removing the requirement that the Department of Health investigate and prosecute health care practitioners for failing to repay a student loan or to comply with scholarship service obligations; removing the requirement, and related provisions, that the department immediately suspend the licenses of certain health care practitioners for failing to provide within a specified timeframe proof of new payment terms for student loans in default, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action: 11/6/2019 Senate - Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Education
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Health Policy (HP)
  2. Appropriations Subcommittee on Education (AED)
  3. Appropriations (AP)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
8/2/2019 Senate • Filed
8/16/2019 Senate • Referred to Health Policy; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations
10/28/2019 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Health Policy, 11/05/19, 10:00 am, 412 Knott Building
11/5/2019 Senate • CS by Health Policy; YEAS 9 NAYS 0
11/6/2019 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Education