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Bill Detail: HB21-1171

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Title Kidney Disease Task Force
Status Governor Signed (07/02/2021)
Bill Subjects
  • Health Care & Health Insurance
House Sponsors B. Titone (D)
M. Bradfield (R)
Senate Sponsors J. Buckner (D)
D. Hisey (R)
House Committee Health and Insurance
Senate Committee Health and Human Services
Date Introduced 03/04/2021
Summary

The bill creates the kidney disease prevention and education task
force (task force) in the department of public health and environment
(department). The task force consists of members that are part of the
general assembly and members that are not part of the general assembly.
The task force's purpose is to evaluate and make recommendations to the
general assembly about the detection, treatment, education, and awareness

of kidney disease in Colorado.
The task force has the following duties:
  • To work with various entities to create kidney disease
educational programs and increase overall awareness of
kidney disease in Colorado;
  • To examine chronic kidney disease, transplantation,
donation, and the higher rates of affliction in minority
populations; and
  • To develop a plan to raise awareness about kidney disease
in Colorado, which shall include an ongoing campaign that
incorporates health workshops, preventative screenings,
social media campaigns, and television and radio
commercials.
The task force is required to submit an initial report with its
findings and recommendations to the general assembly by December 1,
2023. The task force is required to convene by November 1, 2021, and is
required to meet at least 4 times every year. Following the task force's
submittal of the initial report, the task force shall elect a chair and
vice-chair from the members who are not part of the general assembly,
and the members who are part of the general assembly shall transition to
an advisory role. The task force is required to submit follow-up reports
each year.

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