News and Updates


 We encourage preceptors to communicate with the academic program(s) for which they precept, to discover any discrepancies regarding number of rotations or number of hours.  

Data deadlines (Programs submit) 

                June 1

                September 1 (using new system)

                December 15 

2017 Legislative Session: PTIP Talking Points | HB 301

6/1/17 HB 301 did not pass the 2017 Georgia Legislature.  This bill was intended to revise the original law and change the benefit to a tax credit, instead of the current deduction.   Preceptors interested in supporting future legislation should contact their elected representatives.


Senate Bill 391 (read full text of the bill here)


News Release : APRIL 17, 2014

New tax deduction available to community-based physicians

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law April 15 legislation that creates tax deductions of up to $10,000 for community-based faculty physicians who provide training to medical, physician assistant, and nurse practitioner students.

 Under Senate Bill 391, Georgia physicians 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 per student for every 160 hours of training provided.  Students must be enrolled in a one of the state’s public or private medical/osteopathic, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner programs.   

The Georgia Statewide Area Health Education Centers Program Office, located at Augusta University, is charged with creating the certification process for Senate Bill 391. AHEC personnel will work with academic officers across the state as well as with the Department of Revenue to develop policies and procedures to govern the program, which will begin July 1 2014.  

The tax deduction was adopted by the Statewide AHEC‘s Annual Primary Care Medical Shortages Summit as a way to recognize and reward uncompensated physicians who are providing critical training for identified health professions students. 

For more information, contact AHEC Executive Director Denise Kornegay at 706-721-8331.