ADHS will be performing maintenance on the Medical Marijuana systems starting on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 10 PM expected to be completed by Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 4 AM. During this time, Medical Marijuana Online Registry Applications will be unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience this maintenance downtime may cause. If the process is completed earlier, the systems will be made available at an earlier time.

Arizona Loan Repayment Program

Loan Repayment Awards – Prioritization

Service sites will be prioritized for loan repayment awards based upon the total priority level score achieved. Sites will be assigned points on the basis of the following criteria/indicators:

  • Location of the service site
    • Rural = 4
    • Non-Rural = 0
  • Degree-of-shortage (DOS) as federally assigned by the Office of Designations at the Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS, HRSA)
    • DOS of 1 = 4
    • DOS of 2 = 3
    • DOS of 3 = 2
    • DOS of 4 = 1
  • Population-to-primary-care-provider ratio point (based on the most current Primary Care Index)
  • Percentage of minority population (based on most recent Primary Care Index)
    • >50% = 4
    • 40-50% = 3
    • 30-39% = 2
    • 20-29% = 1
    • <20% = 0
  • Distance from next nearest provider
    • >45 = 4
    • <45 = 0

Sites will be assigned a priority rank of 1, 2, or 3 based on the total priority level score for which the loan repayment award will be based upon. A maximum of 26 points is possible.

  • Priority 1 – 18 to 26 points
  • Priority 2 – 9 to 17 points
  • Priority 3 – ≤8 points