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Measure to add Oklahoma medical residencies is signed into law

Oklahoma’s Gov. Mary Fallin says the bill will help the state keep physicians in the most-needed areas. She also signed a bill that transfers about $140 million remaining in a special research fund to the state higher education budget to match a backlog of privately funded endowed chairs.

BY MICHAEL MCNUTT Modified: June 7, 2012 at 12:00 am •  Published: June 7, 2012
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Legislation aimed at dealing with a shortage of primary care physicians in Oklahoma was signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Mary Fallin.

She signed House Bill 3058, which contains the Oklahoma Hospital Residency Training Program Act, and Senate Bill 1280, which provides $3.08 million to create residency programs at hospitals in rural, underserved areas.

“It will help us...

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