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Bill Detail: HB22-1303

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Title Increase Residential Behavioral Health Beds
Status Signed by the Speaker of the House (05/18/2022)
Bill Subjects
  • Health Care & Health Insurance
House Sponsors S. Sandridge (R)
J. Amabile (D)
Senate Sponsors F. Winter (D)
J. Smallwood (R)
House Committee Public and Behavioral Health & Human Services
Senate Committee Health and Human Services
Date Introduced 03/16/2022
Summary

The bill requires the department of human services (department)
to renovate a building at the mental health institute at Fort Logan to create
at least 16 additional civil beds for persons in need of residential
behavioral health treatment. The bill authorizes the new beds to be used
for persons needing competency restoration services until the backlog of

such persons is eliminated.
The bill also directs the department and the department of health
care policy and financing to create, develop, or contract to add at least
125 additional beds at mental health residential treatment facilities
(treatment facilities) throughout the state for adults in need of ongoing
supportive services. The bill requires treatment facilities to be licensed by
the department of public health and environment as an assisted living
facility or by the department as a behavioral health entity during the
2022-23 state fiscal year. Starting in the 2023-24 state fiscal year, the
treatment facilities must be licensed by the behavioral health
administration.
The bill appropriates $65 million for the renovation of the building
and the creation, development, or contracting for the new beds at
treatment facilities.

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