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Bill Detail: HB22-1267

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Title Culturally Relevant Training Health Professionals
Status House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass (05/10/2022)
Bill Subjects
  • Health Care & Health Insurance
House Sponsors A. Valdez (D)
A. Boesenecker (D)
Senate Sponsors R. Fields (D)
J. Ginal (D)
House Committee Public and Behavioral Health & Human Services
Senate Committee Health and Human Services
Date Introduced 02/25/2022
Summary

The bill requires the office of health equity (office) in the
department of public health and environment to:
  • Create a culturally relevant and affirming health-care
training grant program to provide money to nonprofit
entities to develop new, culturally responsive training
programs to benefit priority populations; and

  • Contract with a third-party administrator to administer the
program.
The third-party administrator is required to:
  • Issue a request for proposal for applications from nonprofit
entities who wish to participate in the program to develop
culturally relevant and affirming health-care training for
health-care professionals; and
  • Submit the list of the qualified applicants for the program
to the health equity commission in the office for approval.
Each regulator in the division of professions and occupations in
the department of regulatory agencies for the applicable health-care
professional is required to provide information concerning the training
courses available to the licensee, certificate holder, or registrant. The
regulator is required to encourage participation in the training courses.
The general assembly is required to appropriate $1 million to the
department for allocation to the office for the program.

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