Students! Entice a physician to precept you with the Georgia State Preceptor Tax Credit
Are you having trouble finding a preceptor for your APRN program? Perhaps this will help.
Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law April 15, 2014 legislation that creates tax deductions of up to $10,000 per year for physicians who provide training to medical, physician assistant, and nurse practitioner students (thank you CAPRN lobbyist for getting NPs added on to a bill originally written only for medical students!).
Under Senate Bill 391, Georgia physicians (M.D.s and D.O.s) who provide clinical training to health professions students for a minimum of three (to a maximum of 10) rotations, and who are not compensated through any other source, can claim a tax deduction of $1,000 for every 160 hours of training provided. Students must be enrolled in one of the state's public or private medical/osteopathic, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner programs. Students in online or out-of-State programs are not eligible.
The rotations must be in family medicine, internal medicine (inpatient and ambulatory), pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, emergency medicine, psychiatry or general surgery.
The 160 hours for a rotation can be accrued from multiple programs, and from more than one student; however the physician must complete at least 3 of these rotations a year to qualify (480 hours). Hours accrued in one calendar year can not be rolled over to the next year. Tax Deduction Certification letters will be issued by the Statewide AHEC Network Program Office by January 31 of each year for the last full calendar year.
During this legislative session, we are trying to get APRNs (all, not just NPs) added to the list of preceptors who qualify for the tax credit. Write a letter to Health and Human Services Committee Members to endorse this!
Link to the preceptor registration form: http://www.augusta.edu/ahec/ptip/preceptors.php
More info about the program can be found on this link to Augusta University: