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Bill Detail: SB21-128

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Title Modification To Administration Of The Nursing Home Penalty Cash Fund
Status Sent to the Governor (06/11/2021)
Bill Subjects
  • Health Care & Health Insurance
House Sponsors S. Lontine (D)
Senate Sponsors C. Kolker (D)
House Committee Public and Behavioral Health & Human Services
Senate Committee Health and Human Services
Date Introduced 02/25/2021

The bill makes the following changes to the administration of the
nursing home penalty cash fund (fund) and the nursing home innovations
grant board (board):
  • Transitions final authority over the administration of the
fund from the Colorado department of health care policy
and financing (HCPF) to the Colorado department of public

health and environment (CDPHE);
  • Transitions rule making authority over the fund from HCPF
to the executive director of CDPHE;
  • Transitions the authority to create a minimum reserve
amount for the fund from the medical services board to the
state board of health;
  • Transitions authority over the board from HCPF to CDPHE
effective July 1, 2021;
  • Transitions all appropriations, contracts, and property
related to the fund from HCPF to CDPHE effective July 1,
  • Removes the $10,000 spending limitation to administer the
fund and the board;
  • Removes the provision allowing members of the board to
be reimbursed for expenses;
  • Removes the provision restricting any governmental entity
from applying for a grant from the fund;
  • Adds a requirement that HCPF and CDPHE develop an
annual budget to administer the fund and support the board;
  • Adds a requirement that HCPF and CDPHE collaborate
annually on any emergency funding needs and specifies
that HCPF will administer such funding;
  • Adds projects that compliment statewide quality and safety
goals as a consideration in making a distribution from the
fund; and
  • Lengthens the period for CDPHE to provide notice of a
violation to a nursing facility from 5 days to 10 days after

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