H. B. 4353
(By Delegates Cann, Williams, Kominar,
Angotti, Stemple, Perdue and Thompson)
[Passed March 11, 2000; in effect ninety days from passage.]
AN ACT to amend and reenact section two, article three, chapter
eighteen-c of the code of West Virginia, one thousand nine
hundred thirty-one, as amended, relating to state aid for
students of optometry; and eliminating the requirement that
the students practice optometry in this state to avoid
repaying the financial aid.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That section two, article three, chapter eighteen-c of the
code of West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as
amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 3. HEALTH PROFESSIONALS STUDENT LOAN PROGRAMS.
§18C-3-2. State aid for students of optometry.
The board of trustees is hereby authorized to enter into a
contract with an educational institution or institutions outside
the state that offer training in optometry, by the terms of which the board of trustees may obligate itself to pay the institution,
within the limits of any appropriation made for the purpose, a
stated amount per year for each West Virginia student the
institution will agree to accept for training in optometry.
The board of trustees shall each year send to any such
institution a certified list of all persons applying to the
trustees for training in optometry who are bona fide citizens and
residents of this state prior to the filing of their
applications, and who have completed either within or without the
state the course of study required by the institution as a
prerequisite to the study of optometry.