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Bill Detail: SB23-224

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Title Colorado Commission Policies Postgraduate Student Exchange Program
Status Governor Signed (04/17/2023)
Bill Subjects
  • Higher Education
  • Professions & Occupations
House Sponsors R. Bockenfeld (R)
E. Sirota (D)
Senate Sponsors R. Zenzinger (D)
B. Kirkmeyer (R)
House Committee Appropriations
Senate Committee Appropriations
Date Introduced 03/24/2023

Joint Budget Committee. If the Colorado commission on higher
education (commission) enters into a professional student exchange
program through the western interstate commission on higher education
(WICHE), then, subject to available appropriations, the commission shall
establish policies to maximize the benefit of the exchange program to
Colorado residents. The policies may include, but need not be limited to:
  • Policies for Colorado residents seeking postsecondary
optometry degrees at institutions in other states in which,
beginning in the 2024-25 academic year, the commission
shall ensure that any student who enters the postsecondary
optometry program, as a part of the student's
post-educational service commitment, shall agree to
provide services to Coloradans enrolled in programs
established pursuant to the Colorado Medical Assistance
Act; and
  • Policies that promote the provision of services in
underserved areas. Such policies may include reducing the
service requirement for an individual to meet the
individual's post-educational service requirement by
serving in areas that have insufficient access to optometry
The bill aligns Colorado law with the current operation of WICHE
professional student exchange programs.

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