The Iliff School of Theology’s "Workers' Compensation and Liability Insurance Policy for Internship and Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE)":
- Applies to students enrolled in an Iliff degree program who are registered for Iliff credit for either Internship or CPE.
- Does not apply to students enrolled in an Iliff degree program who are not registered for Iliff credit, in which case Iliff is not responsible for workers' compensation nor liability insurance for the student.
Iliff employees cannot provide consultation to other organizations about how those organizations should engage the Colorado Workers' Compensation Act.
In addition, students and sites should familiarize themselves with the Workers' Compensation policies in the states in which they are engaging in Internship or CPE.
2015 Colorado Workers’ Compensation Act
ARTICLE 40 General Provisions 8-40-302. Scope of term "employer" (pp. 8-9)
(7) (a) Any employer, as defined in section 8-40-203, who enters into a bona fide cooperative education or student internship program sponsored by an educational institution for the purpose of providing on-the-job training for students shall be deemed an employer of such students for the purposes of workers' compensation and liability insurance pursuant to articles 40 to 47 of this title.
(b) If the student placed in an on-the-job training program does not receive any pay or remuneration from the employer, the educational institution sponsoring the student in the cooperative education or student internship program shall insure the student through the institution's workers' compensation and liability insurance or enter into negotiations with the employer for the purpose of arriving at a reasonable level of compensation to the employer for the employer's expense of providing workers' compensation and liability insurance while such student is participating in on-the-job training with said employer. This paragraph (b) shall not apply to a student teacher participating in a program authorized pursuant to article 62 of title 22, C.R.S.
(c) As used in this subsection (7), "cooperative education or student internship program" means a program sponsored by an educational institution in which a student is taught through a coordinated combination of specialized in-the-school instruction provided through an educational institution by qualified teachers and on-the-job training provided through a local business, agency, or organization or any governmental agency in cooperation with the educational institution.