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HOUSE BILL NO. 160 – Nursing prog, doctoral, funding


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H0160.................................................by HEALTH AND WELFARE
NURSING - Amends existing law relating to professional studies programs to
authorize agreements and funding for Idaho students in doctoral nursing
02/09    House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/12    Rpt prt - to Health/Wel

Bill Text

  ]]]]              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ]]]]
 Fifty-ninth Legislature                   First Regular Session - 2007
                              IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                     HOUSE BILL NO. 160
                              BY HEALTH AND WELFARE COMMITTEE
  1                                        AN ACT
  5    Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
  6        SECTION 1.  That Section 33-3720, Idaho Code, be, and the same  is  hereby
  7    amended to read as follows:
  8        33-3720.  PROFESSIONAL  STUDIES PROGRAM. (1) It is hereby declared that it
  9    is in the public interest to assist Idaho citizens who wish to pursue  profes-
 10    sional studies in the fields of medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, doc-
 11    toral  level  nursing  programs, and other health-related areas of study which
 12    are not available within the state by (a) entering into compacts  or  contrac-
 13    tual  agreements which make such courses of study available to Idaho citizens,
 14    and (b) providing a mechanism to provide funds for such Idaho citizens.
 15        (2)  The state board of education is hereby authorized to enter into  loan
 16    agreements  with  qualified  recipients  to participate in qualified programs,
 17    which agreements shall include provisions for repayment of the loan  on  terms
 18    agreed  to by the board and the qualified recipient; such repayment agreements
 19    may include provisions for decreasing or delaying or forgiving  the  repayment
 20    obligation  in relationship to the recipient's course of study or agreement to
 21    return to Idaho to practice professionally.
 22        (a)  A qualified recipient shall be any  Idaho  student  accepted  into  a
 23        qualified  program who meets the residency requirements imposed by section
 24        33-3717B, Idaho Code, and the rules of the state board of education.
 25        (b)  A  qualified  program  shall  be  a  program  enumerated  in  section
 26        33-3717B(7), Idaho Code, and any other medical, dental,  veterinary  medi-
 27        cine,  doctoral  level nursing program, or other health-related program in
 28        which participation by Idaho residents has been authorized by the legisla-
 29        ture and for which funds have been obligated by the board pursuant to sub-
 30        section (3) of this section.
 31        (3)  The state board of education is hereby authorized to  transfer,  dis-
 32    tribute  or  pay  such  moneys  as  are  available in the professional studies
 33    account to the school, program, or compact providing the course of study  pur-
 34    suant to contracts, agreements, or compacts entered into by the legislature or
 35    the state board of education.
 36        (4)  The state board of education is hereby authorized to adopt all neces-
 37    sary rules, subject to the provisions of chapter 52, title 67, Idaho Code, for
 38    the administration of the professional studies program.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact

                       STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

                            RS 16640C1

The purpose of this legislation is to amend Idaho Code to add
Doctoral Level nursing programs to the professional studies

                           FISCAL NOTE

No impact to the general fund; subject to programming through the
State Board of Education.

Name: Rep. Henbest 
Phone: 208 332-1131
Rep. Block

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE                         H 160