Colorado Commission Policies Postgraduate Student Exchange Program
- 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 services.
The bill aligns Colorado law with the current operation of WICHE professional student exchange programs.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)