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HOUSE BILL NO. 160
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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
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]]]] 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
2 RELATING TO PROFESSIONAL STUDIES PROGRAMS; AMENDING SECTION 33-3720, IDAHO
3 CODE, TO AUTHORIZE AGREEMENTS AND FUNDING FOR IDAHO STUDENTS IN DOCTORAL
4 NURSING PROGRAMS.
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
The purpose of this legislation is to amend Idaho Code to add
Doctoral Level nursing programs to the professional studies
No impact to the general fund; subject to programming through the
State Board of Education.
Name: Rep. Henbest
Phone: 208 332-1131
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE H 160