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Bill Detail: HB21-1305

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Title Mental Health Practice Act
Status Governor Signed (06/30/2021)
Bill Subjects
  • Professions & Occupations
House Sponsors D. Michaelson Jenet (D)
R. Pelton (R)
Senate Sponsors F. Winter (D)
House Committee Public and Behavioral Health & Human Services
Senate Committee Health and Human Services
Date Introduced 05/05/2021

The bill:
  • Exempts conviction records of mental health providers
from the Colorado Open Records Act if the conviction
records meet specified criteria;
  • Allows a licensed, registered, or certified mental health
provider to petition the applicable board to have a letter of
admonition issued by the board sealed and made
confidential except under certain circumstances. Each
board has the sole discretion to determine whether to
approve or deny the petition and the board's determination
is final.
  • Specifies criteria that a board must consider when making
its determination;
  • Provides exceptions as to when a board may unseal or
share a letter of admonition;
  • Specifies title use restrictions for certified addiction
specialists, certified addiction technicians, and addiction
counselor candidates;
  • Establishes supervision privileges for licensed and certified
addiction counselors; and
  • Clarifies the education and hours of practice required to be
certified or licensed as an addiction counselor and the
scope of practice of licensed addiction counselors.

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