Introduced House Bill (H)

Authored by

DIGEST

Mental health services loan forgiveness program. Provides that the purpose of the mental health and addiction services loan forgiveness program is to increase the availability of mental health services (including addiction health services) in underserved shortage areas in Indiana and to increase the number of professional mental health care providers (including addiction health care professionals) in health professional shortage areas in Indiana by assisting professionals working in designated mental health care occupations to pay off loans incurred in the training needed to practice in Indiana. Appropriates $500,000 for both the 2015 and 2016 state fiscal years to the mental health Mental health services loan forgiveness program. Provides that the purpose of the mental health and addiction services loan forgiveness program is to increase the availability of mental health services (including addiction health services) in underserved shortage areas in Indiana and to increase the number of professional mental health care providers (including addiction health care professionals) in health professional shortage areas in Indiana by assisting professionals working in designated mental health care occupations to pay off loans incurred in the training needed to practice in Indiana. Appropriates $500,000 for both the 2015 and 2016 state fiscal years to the mental health and addiction services loan forgiveness account. ... View more