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Posted: Friday, 28 March 2014 5:50PM

Proos: Bill Would Help Attract Doctors To Underserved Areas



The Michigan Senate recently enrolled legislation, co-sponsored by Senator John Proos, designed to help encourage physicians to practice in underserved areas.

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The bill would increase the maximum annual repayment benefit for a doctor from $25,000 to $40,000 and create a lifetime cap of $200,000. The bill also permits the Department of Community Health to give preference to physicians studying general practice, family practice, pediatrics or internal medicine. It now heads to the governor for his signature.


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