Colorado Steps up Quality Assurance Requirements for Serving Youth with Complex Needs
July 05, 2019
July 05, 2019
SESSION: 2019 Regular Session
SUBJECTS: Children & Domestic Matters Human Services
The bill creates the office of children and youth behavioral health policy coordination (office) in the office of the governor. The bill also creates the children and youth behavioral health policy coordination commission (commission) and the children and youth behavioral health advisory council (council) in the office.
The commission consists of 15 members, which must be appointed no later than September 1, 2019. The primary duties and responsibilities of the commission include:
The commission shall consult and collaborate with other organizations that incorporate child behavioral health strategies when developing proposals, activities, and implementation planning.
Beginning October 1, 2019, the commission shall work collaboratively with the department of health care policy and financing and the department of human services (departments) to implement wraparound services for children and youth at risk of out-of-home placement. No later than July 1, 2020, the commission shall:
The council consists of 25 members, who must be appointed no later than September 1, 2019. The primary duties, responsibilities, and functions of the council include:
On or before July 1, 2020, and each July 1 thereafter, the governor shall ensure that an annual external evaluation of the commission and council is conducted by an independent organization, which evaluation must be made publicly available in an electronic format.
On or before July 1, 2020, and each July 1 thereafter, the commission shall submit an annual report to the governor and the health and human services committee of the senate and the public health care and human services committee of the house of representatives (committees). On or before January 15, 2021, and annually thereafter, the commission shall present the annual report and submit a progress report on any recommendations to the committees.
The commission and council are scheduled to repeal on September 1, 2024, after review by the department of regulatory agencies.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)
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