SB 239 | Relating To Student Loan Repayment Assistance For Certain Mental Health Professionals
Author: Senator Charles Schwertner | SB 239 Bill Summary
This legislation would create a loan repayment program for the five major helping professions focused on mental health in Texas: psychiatrists, psychologists, advanced practitioner nurses, licensed professional counselors and licensed clinical social workers. To qualify for tuition reimbursement, the applicant is required to complete from one to five years of service in a health professional shortage area as designated by the Department of State Health Services (DSHS), and work with clients receiving Medicaid, CHIP or incarcerated in the Texas Juvenile Justice Department or the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. The schedule for the public hearing can be viewed here.
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