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Bill Detail: HB20-1028

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Title Need For Juvenile Behavioral Health Treatment
Status House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Postpone Indefinitely (01/24/2020)
Bill Subjects
  • Children & Domestic Matters
  • Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
House Sponsors D. Michaelson Jenet (D)
Senate Sponsors J. Gonzales (D)
House Committee Public Health Care and Human Services
Senate Committee
Date Introduced 01/08/2020
Description

School Safety Committee. The bill instructs the school safety
resource center (center) to convene a working group of necessary and
interested stakeholders to assess the needs of school districts with respect
to the adequacy and availability of residential mental health treatment for
children and youth who have been identified by school personnel as

having severe behavioral or mental health disorders and potential ways
to resolve such needs. The working group is directed to gather
information on the availability, need, and cost associated with residential
treatment services for children and youth in Colorado. The center shall
use the data to prepare a report and make any legislative
recommendations to address the mental health needs of children and
youth in Colorado.
The center is required to present the report and any legislative
recommendations as part of its presentation to its committee of reference
at a hearing held pursuant to the State Measurement for Accountable,
Responsive, and Transparent (SMART) Government Act in January
2021.

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