2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 70. Schools
§70-625.3. Terms and conditions.
A. The terms and conditions governing the scholarships shall be as prescribed and formulated by the Physician Manpower Training Commission, but shall include the condition that each recipient, upon completion of his course of study, shall repay his scholarship by practicing his profession in a rural community in Oklahoma having a population of seven thousand five hundred (7,500) persons or less according to the last preceding United States Decennial Census and having a need therefor, as determined by the Commission, for one (1) year for each one (1) year the scholarship is financed; provided, however, that the recipient will be given no credit for payment and reduction of the obligation by serving in the defined rural communities for a period less than two (2) years.
B. The maximum rural population criteria specified in subsection A of this section may be waived by the Commission.
C. The terms of this subsection shall apply to recipients who accept assistance on or after July 1, 1993. The contract shall provide that in the event the recipient breaches the terms of the contract by not serving the designated community for the specified period of time, the Commission shall be entitled to recover an amount equal to three times the principal disbursed, pursuant to the contract, plus interest. Interest on all amounts paid to or on behalf of the participant shall be computed at the current prime rate plus one percent (1%) with the interest to accrue from the date each payment is made, pursuant to the contract. The amount the Commission is entitled to recover shall be paid within ninety (90) days of the date the recipient becomes liable as determined by the Commission.
Added by Laws 1970, c. 82, § 3, emerg. eff. March 26, 1970. Amended by Laws 1971, c. 156, § 1, emerg. eff. May 24, 1971; Laws 1975, c. 162, § 1, emerg. eff. May 20, 1975; Laws 1976, c. 212, § 15, emerg. eff. June 7, 1976, Laws 1977, c. 220, § 1, emerg. eff. June 14, 1977; Laws 1982, c. 96, § 3, operative Oct. 1, 1982; Laws 1993, c. 361, § 10, eff. July 1, 1993; Laws 2018, c. 286, § 3, eff. Nov. 1, 2018.