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    Maryland Loan Assistance Repayment Program for Physicians and Physician Assistants (MLARP) Workgroup


    Senate Bill 501 codified as §24-1701 - 24-1707 of Maryland's Health General Article​, establishes the MLARP Workgroup to examine how the State can implement a program within or in addition to the Maryland Loan Assistance Repayment Program for Physicians and Physician Assistants to further incentivize health care providers to practice in health professional shortage areas and medically underserved areas in the State.

    To view the list of workgroup members click here​.

    Those partners listed in Senate Bill 501​include:
    • The Chair of the Health Services Cost Review Commission, or the Chair’s designee; 
    • Chair of the Health Care Commission, or the Chair’s designee; 
    • President of the Maryland Hospital Association, or the President’s designee; 
    • Dean of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, or the Dean’s designee; 
    • Dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, or the Dean’s designee; 
    • President of MedChi, or the President’s designee; 
    • One representative of the Office of Primary Care; 
    • One representative of the State Board of Physicians; 
    • One representative of the Maryland Academy of Physician Assistants; 
    • Any other members as determined by the Secretary of Health 


    Meetings ​
    No further meetings are scheduled.  The Workgroup's final report, submitted to the Maryland General Assembly in December 2021, can be accessed above.

    To review information related to past meetings, click here.​

    ​We welcome your input!

    We welcome feedback and input from all interested parties. Send your comments to mdh@providerworkforceprograms.gov.​