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VA RIN: 2900-AQ62 Publication ID: Fall 2019 
Title: Health Professional Scholarship Program 

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its regulations that govern the Health Professional Scholarship Program (HPSP). This rule would ensure that VA award not less than 50 HPSP scholarships each year to students who are accepted for enrollment or are enrolled in a program of education or training that leads to employment as a physician or dentist until such a date as VA determines that the current staffing shortage is reduced. This rule would also expand the number of years of obligated service that an HPSP participant who pursues a course of study leading to employment as a physician or dentist would have to perform in VA in a discipline for which the HPSP was awarded. This rulemaking would implement the mandates of the VA MISSION Act of 2018.

Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs(VA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Not subject to, not significant 
CFR Citation: 38 CFR 17.603    38 CFR 17.607    38 CFR 17.610   
Legal Authority: Pub. L. 115-182, sec. 301   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  06/25/2019  84 FR 29824   
NPRM Comment Period End  08/26/2019 
Final Action  06/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
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RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Nicole Nedd
Healthcare Retention and Recruitment Office
Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Health Administration, 1555 Poydras Street, Suite 1971,
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone:504 565-4900