5.  STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE

a.  Pursuant to K.S.A. 2011 Supp. 75-4101, and amendments thereto, the Board has entered a contract and adopted administrative rules and regulations, K.A.R. 88-30-1 et seq., for the provision of a voluntary student health insurance program.

b.  Each state university shall require any international student holding a F-1 visa and any exchange visitor holding a J-1 visa to show proof of health insurance coverage for each semester or term for which the student is enrolled, whether or not the student is participating in the Board’s voluntary student health insurance program.  Such proof of insurance shall be required prior to the student beginning classes.

c.  Nothing in this Section shall affect any state university’s authority to form its own student health centers and similar health programs.