Washington Update

National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Application Cycle to Open Soon

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The FY14 National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment program application cycle will start accepting applications soon.  The program is open to dental providers who are employed or seeking employment at approved sites. Applicants should be interested in working with underserved communities and populations in high need areas throughout the United States.  Please click here for additional information.

Health Professions Schools Warned Against Hepatitis B Discrimination

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The Departments of Justice, Education, and Health and Human Services sent a joint letter to all U.S. medical schools, dental schools, nursing schools, and other health-related schools, expressing concern that some may be making enrollment decisions based on an incorrect understanding of the hepatitis B virus, resulting in discrimination.

U.S. Department of Education Will Not Appeal Gainful Employment Rule

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The U.S. Department of Education has decided not to appeal a federal judge’s decision that blocked key provisions of the gainful employment rule before it took effect.
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