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Report of Regents Higher Education/Professional Practice Joint Meeting Committee to The Board of Regents

Your Higher Education and Professional Practice Joint Committee held its scheduled meeting on February 12, 2018. All members were present, except Regent Wade S. Norwood, Regent Josephine Victoria Finn, Regent Susan W. Mittler, Regent Kathleen M. Cashin and Vice Chancellor T. Andrew Brown, who were excused. Chancellor Betty A. Rosa was also present.

ACTION ITEMS

Motion for Action by Full Board

Madam Chancellor and Colleagues:  Your Higher Education and Professional Practice Joint Committee recommends, and we move, that the Board of Regents act affirmatively upon each recommendation in the written report of the Committee’s deliberations at its meeting on February 12, 2018, copies of which have been distributed to each member of the Board of Regents.

Matters Requiring Board Action:

Designation of Regents Physician Shortage Areas [HE/PPC (A) 1]:  Your Committee discussed the list of shortage areas to be used for the 2018 Regents Physician Loan Forgiveness Program application cycle. Due to discrepancies in shortage areas at the federal and State level, which has delayed receiving an updated list of shortage areas, the Department of Health is recommending that the 2017 list be used to determine awards for the 2018 Regents Physician Loan Forgiveness Program. Your Committee approved the use of the 2017 list for the 2018 application cycle and ask that it be communicated to the field immediately.

Associated Agenda Item

Meeting Date: 
Monday, February 12, 2018 - 3:15pm