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New Tax Credit Expected To Fund Training Of More Medical Residents, Nurses In Oklahoma

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The Oklahoma Legislature passed a bill earlier this year to invest in health care workforce development.

Lawmakers and top officials at OU Health touted a program Tuesday that will fund training for nurses, nurse practitioners and doctors. They held a press conference on Senate Bill 79, which creates a tax credit for the medical system to the tune of about $6 million annually.

The program is expected to fund training for 70 medical residents within three years, 110 nursing graduates each year and 50 new nurse practitioners each year.

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Catherine Sweeney reports for StateImpact Oklahoma, focusing on health.
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