As required by section 709(c)(1) of the Public Health Service Act, the names of Health Education Assistance Loan (HEAL) Program borrowers in default on their loans are published in the Federal Register. This information is made available for use by organizations authorized by the statute.
A HEAL Program borrower is included on the list of defaulted borrowers if one of the following applies:
Has had one or more default claims paid
Has been excluded from the Medicare program as a result of his or her HEAL default
Has not had the Medicare exclusion stayed, or lifted, by the Office of Inspector General as a result of entering a settlement agreement