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Bill Detail: SB22-200

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Title Rural Provider Stimulus Grant Program
Status Governor Signed (06/01/2022)
Bill Subjects
  • Health Care & Health Insurance
House Sponsors J. McCluskie (D)
M. Soper (R)
Senate Sponsors J. Ginal (D)
B. Rankin (R)
House Committee Public and Behavioral Health & Human Services
Senate Committee Health and Human Services
Date Introduced 04/08/2022
Summary

The bill establishes the rural provider access and affordability
stimulus grant program (grant program) in the Colorado department of
health care policy and financing (state department). As part of the grant
program, the state department may award grants for projects that
modernize the affordability solutions and the information technology of
health-care providers in rural communities (rural providers) and projects

that expand access to health care in rural communities. The types of rural
providers eligible for grants under the grant program are rural hospitals
that have a lower net patient revenue or fund balance than other rural
hospitals in the state, as determined by the medical services board (state
board) by rule.
On or before December 31, 2022:
  • The state department must adopt guidelines for the grant
program (guidelines); and
  • The state board must adopt rules as necessary for the
administration of the grant program (rules).
The bill creates the rural provider access and affordability advisory
committee (advisory committee) in the state department. The advisory
committee is required to advise the state department on the administration
of the grant program, the adoption of the guidelines, and the selection of
grant recipients. The advisory committee is also required to advise on the
rules.
The bill also creates the rural provider access and affordability
fund (fund) in the state treasury. The bill requires the state treasurer to
transfer $10,000,000 from the economic recovery and relief cash fund to
the fund for awarding grants under the grant program and the
administration of the grant program.

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