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Bill Detail: HB21-1097

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Title Establish Behavioral Health Administration
Status Governor Signed (04/22/2021)
Bill Subjects
  • Health Care & Health Insurance
  • Human Services
House Sponsors R. Pelton (R)
M. Young (D)
Senate Sponsors R. Fields (D)
R. Gardner (R)
House Committee Public and Behavioral Health & Human Services
Senate Committee Health and Human Services
Date Introduced 02/16/2021

The bill addresses multiple recommendations from the Colorado
behavioral health task force (task force), created in 2019, related to the
creation of a behavioral health administration (BHA). The BHA would
be a single state agency to lead, promote, and administer the state's
behavioral health priorities.

The bill requires the department of human services (department)
to submit a plan for the creation and establishment of the BHA on or
before November 1, 2021, to the joint budget committee and on or before
January 30, 2022, to the department's committees of reference. The bill
outlines what the plan must, at a minimum, include. The essential duties
of the BHA, once established, are set forth.
A timeline is described for the establishment of the BHA in the
department and for a future determination of what state department, if
different than the department of human services, the BHA will exist.

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