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Bill Detail: HB21-1258

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Title Rapid Mental Health Response For Colorado Youth
Status Governor Signed (06/18/2021)
Bill Subjects
  • Human Services
House Sponsors K. Van Winkle (R)
D. Michaelson Jenet (D)
Senate Sponsors J. Buckner (D)
R. Woodward (R)
House Committee Public and Behavioral Health & Human Services
Senate Committee Health and Human Services
Date Introduced 04/06/2021

The bill establishes a temporary youth mental health services
program (program) in the office of behavioral health (office) within the
department of human services to facilitate access to mental health

services for youth to respond to identified mental health needs, including
those needs that may have resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic. The
program reimburses providers for up to 3 mental health sessions with a
youth and may provide additional reimbursement subject to available
As soon as practicable, but no later than May 31, 2021, the
department of human services is required to enter into an agreement with
a vendor to create, or use an existing, website or web-based application
as a portal available to youth and providers to facilitate the program.
The program is repealed, effective June 30, 2022.
The bill makes an appropriation.

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