Yesterday, Sens Jon Tester (D-MT) and Roger Wicker (R-MS) introduced legislation that would authorize PTs to participate in the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program, which provides up to $30,000 in loan forgiveness per year for 2 years of service in an underserved area.
Companion legislation to the Physical Therapist Student Loan Repayment Eligibility Act (S 975) was introduced by the House (HR 1426) last month. Both bills have been referred to health committees for debate. APTA will update members via News Now on congressional action taken on S 975 and HR 1426.
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