2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 70. Schools
§70-697.19. Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act Program.

Universal Citation: 70 OK Stat § 70-697.19 (2018)

A. There is hereby established the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act Program (OBRA) which shall be administered by the Physician Manpower Training Commission. The purpose of the program shall be to encourage persons to enter nursing education programs and to practice in nursing homes of this state in which there is an urgent need for nursing services which provide funds on a matching basis with the Physician Manpower Training Commission for the support of nursing students. The OBRA Program shall be administered by rules under the Oklahoma Nursing Student Assistance Program adopted by the Physician Manpower Training Commission.

B. Only students who are residents of this state shall be eligible to participate in the OBRA Program.

C. If a person receiving OBRA Program funds fails to fully comply with the provisions of the contract for said funds, the person shall refund to the Physician Manpower Training Commission all monies received by the person pursuant to the provisions of the contract plus interest at the rate of twelve percent (12%) from the date of disbursement of said funds and shall be liable for any other liquidated damages as specified in the contract.

D. There is hereby created in the State Treasury a revolving fund for the Physician Manpower Training Commission to be designated the "OBRA Fund". The fund shall be a continuing fund, not subject to fiscal year limitations, and shall consist of all nonappropriated monies, including local nursing home association match money of appropriated funds, grants, gifts, and repayment of scholarships received by the Physician Manpower Training Commission. All monies accruing to the credit of said fund are hereby appropriated and may be budgeted and expended by the Physician Manpower Training Commission for such scholarships as may be provided for pursuant to the OBRA Program. Expenditures from said fund shall be made upon warrants issued by the State Treasurer against claims filed as prescribed by law with the Director of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services for approval and payment.

Added by Laws 1989, c. 369, § 22, operative July 1, 1989. Amended by Laws 2012, c. 304, § 621.

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