AR 601–141

U.S. Army Health Professions Scholarship, Financial Assistance, and Active Duty Health Professions Loan Repayment Programs

This major revision, dated 19 September 2006–

o Adds program responsibilities for the Commanding General, Army Accessions Command, Commander, United States Army Recruiting Command, and Commanding General, Cadet Command, and transfers recruiting operations and officer procurement responsibility from The Surgeon General to the Commander, United States Army Recruiting Command (para 1-4).

o Updates eligibility requirements for participation in the Health Professions Scholarship Program regarding citizenship, DNA specimen collection, online academic curriculum, automatic acceptance criteria, and undergraduate licensure examination requirements (para 2-1).

o Updates criteria for payment of entitlements to recipients entering the Health Professions Scholarship Program during an academic term (para 2-2e).

o Updates the Health Professions Scholarship Program primary obligation, service, and release from the obligation and adds the alternative obligation (paras 2-3b, 2-3f, and 2-3g).

o Updates appointment references and adds the requirement for dual citizens to renounce non-U.S. citizenship before Health Professions Scholarship Program entry is authorized (para 2-5).

o Adds additional Health Professions Scholarship Program application requirements (paras 2-7i, 2-7j, and 2-7k).

o Adds exceptions to determination of creditable service for Health Professions Scholarship Program participation (para 2-9).

o Revises academic monitoring regarding the Health Professions Scholarship Program (para 2-10).

o Adds guidance for administrative waivers regarding the Health Professions Scholarship Program (para 2-11).

o Adds guidance and restrictions regarding Health Professions Scholarship Program entry (para 2-12).

o Adds provisions for voluntary and involuntary disenrollment (para 2-13).

o Adds provisions for due process for Health Professions Scholarship Program participants considered for involuntary termination (para 2-14).

o Adds provisions for disposition of discharge requests from Health Professions Scholarship Program recipients (para 2-15).

o Adds the administrative requirements for the Financial Assistance Program (including eligibility, entitlements, obligation, annual active duty for training, appointment, graduate professional education, application, processing procedures, creditable service, academic monitoring, administrative waivers, program entry, disenrollment, due process, and discharge (chap 3)).

o Adds the administrative requirements for the Active Duty Health Professions Loan Repayment Program (including eligibility, loan payments, obligation, appointment, graduate professional education, application and application processing, program entry, disenrollment, due process, and discharge (chap 4)).

o Adds a management control evaluation (app B).

This major revision–

o Revises the regulation regarding the Health Professions Scholarship Program in accordance with Section 2121, Title 10, United States Code, and Department of Defense Instruction 6000.13 (throughout).

o Adds the Financial Assistance Program (FAP) (chap 3).

o Adds the Active Duty Health Professions Loan Repayment Program (ADHPLRP) in accordance with Section 2173, Title 10, United States Code, and DOD policy (chap 4).

 

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