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Bill Detail: HB19-1237

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Title Licensing Behavioral Health Entities
Status Governor Signed (06/03/2019)
Bill Subjects
  • Human Services
  • Public Health
House Sponsors L. Cutter (D)
P. Will (R)
Senate Sponsors J. Ginal (D)
R. Woodward (R)
House Committee Public Health Care and Human Services
Senate Committee Finance
Date Introduced 03/12/2019

Currently, certain entities that provide behavioral health services
must hold various licenses issued by the department of public health and
environment (DPHE) or the department of human services (DHS). The
bill combines the various licenses into a single license as a behavioral
health entity (BHE) and authorizes the state board of health to promulgate
rules for the new license.
To accomplish the transition, the bill establishes a behavioral
health entity implementation and advisory committee consisting of

executive directors of certain state departments, or the director's designee,
and representatives from various stakeholder groups.
The bill requires a BHE that was previously licensed by DPHE to
obtain a BHE license by July 1, 2022. It requires a BHE that was
previously licensed or approved by DHS to obtain a BHE license by July
1, 2024.
The bill makes conforming amendments, some of which have later
effective dates.

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