Maryland Loan Assistance Repayment Program Advisory Council for Physicians and Physician Assistants

Backgr​ound​

Senate Bill 626 (2022), codified as §24-1708 of Maryland's Health General Article, establishes the MLARP Advisory Council for Physicians and Physician Assistants, which shall: 
        (1)    Seek permanent and diverse revenue sources to aid in the stability and further development of the Program;
        (2)    Help ensure maximum use of federal funds;
        (3)    Use available data and information to help direct funding to priority areas;
        (4)    Monitor similar loan programs in other states and ensure that the Program remains competitive;
        (5)    Assist the Department in the administration of the Program;
        (6)    Help market and raise awareness of the Program through educational institutions and other appropriate entities as an incentive to health care providers to practice in 
                underserved areas; and
        (7)    Make recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly on any necessary changes to the Program.
        (8)    On or before October 1 each year, the Council shall report to the Governor and, in accordance with § 2–1257 of the State Government Article, the General Assembly on the 
                activities and recommendations of the Council.

This site will be updated upon initiation of Advisory Council activities.​



Members ​
To view the list of workgroup members click here​.


Those partners listed in Senate Bill 626 (2022)​ include:
  • Chair of Health Services Cost Review Commission or designee
  • Chair of Maryland Health Care Commission or designee
  • President of Maryland Hospital Association or designee
  • Dean of University of Maryland School of Medicine or designee
  • Dean of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine or designee
  • President of MedChi or designee
  • Representative of the Maryland Primary Care Office
  • Representative of Maryland Board of Physicians
  • Representative of Maryland Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Any other determined necessary by the Secretary


Reports ​
Advisory Council Report and Recommendations​ to the Governor and Maryland General Assembly - 2023



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

Next Meeting:
Wednesday, August 7, 2024 · 11:00am – 12:30pm
Google Meet link: https://meet.google.com/zeo-bxcg-gvg
Or dial: ‪(US) +1 513-855-2377‬ PIN: ‪154 580 708‬#

Wednesday, October 2, 2024 · 11:00am – 12:30pm
Google Meet link: https://meet.google.com/zeo-bxcg-gvg
Or dial: ‪(US) +1 513-855-2377‬ PIN: ‪154 580 708‬#

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


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Last Updated: 05-14-202​4