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Bill Detail: HB21-1005

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Title Health Care Services Reserve Corps Task Force
Status Governor Signed (07/06/2021)
Bill Subjects
  • Public Health
  • State Government
House Sponsors K. Mullica (D)
Y. Caraveo (D)
Senate Sponsors L. Garcia (D)
House Committee Health and Insurance
Senate Committee Health and Human Services
Date Introduced 02/16/2021
Summary

The bill creates the health care services reserve corps task force
(task force) in the department of public health and environment. The
purpose of the task force is to evaluate and make recommendations on the
creation of a health care services reserve corps program (program), in
which medical professionals could cross-train to be able to serve the state
in an emergency or disaster and receive student loan relief for their

service.
The task force is required to consider and make findings and
recommendations on issues including:
  • The types of medical professionals who could participate
in a health care services reserve corps program, including
how to ensure an appropriate cross section of providers;
  • The types of emergencies and disasters for which the
program could prepare and provide assistance, and whether
the program could be deployed out of state;
  • Any legal or regulatory obstacles to creating such a
program;
  • Liability protections for professionals and facilities
participating in the program;
  • Whether the program could be streamlined or integrated
with existing programs or procedures;
  • The types and hours of training that would be required;
  • How to ensure the program and cross-training are
accessible to rural medical professionals;
  • The costs associated with the program;
  • Issues related to insurance coverage and reimbursement;
  • How the health care services reserve corps would be
deployed; and
  • The amount, terms of, and funding for the student loan
relief that participants would receive.
The task force is required to consult with medical and nursing
schools in making recommendations related to the cross-training elements
of the program. The task force is authorized to consult with additional
stakeholders with expertise in identifying the physical and mental health
needs of Coloradans or in coordinating emergency response at the local,
state, or federal level to identify additional questions for future
consideration by the program.
The task force is required to submit a report with its findings and
recommendations to the house public health care and human services
committee and the senate health and human services committee by
December 1, 2023. The task force is required to meet at least once every
2 months. Task force members serve without compensation and are not
eligible for reimbursement for expenses.

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