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LAC Lobbyists: Carol Pace, Ann Sutton


Bill: HB22-1005
Title: Health-care Preceptors Tax Credit
Position
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League supports this bill which expands income tax credits for health care preceptors who provide uncompensated mentoring experiences for eligible health professional students in rural areas of Colorado. Health care access is enhanced through primary care preceptorships and the preceptorships also serve to enhance Justice, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion through the extension of geographic areas covered by these preceptorships. The bill extends credits to 2033, adds health care professional providers and expands the geographical definitions. The bill was introduced in the House 1.12.22 and referred to the Health and Insurance Committee, where it is not yet scheduled for a hearing.

Update: 

Heard in Health and Insurance, the bill passed House Finance 9-2 on 2-17-22 and was referred to Appropriations.

StatusSigned by the Speaker of the House (05/14/2022)
Hearing Date
Hearing Time
Hearing Room
DescriptionConcerning modifications to the existing tax credit for rural and frontier health-care preceptors.
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (01/31/2022)
House SponsorsJ. McCluskie (D)
P. Will (R)
Senate SponsorsB. Rankin (R)
House CommitteeHealth and Insurance
Senate CommitteeFinance
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Bill: HB22-1143
Title: State Auxiliary Services Program
Position
Custom Summary

The bill requires the Colorado Commission for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf/Blind to continue the operations of the state auxiliary services indefinitely and expand the program to include all state agencies. The state auxiliary services program works to facilitate and coordinate communications for the affected population including such services as sign language interpretation and human-generated captioning. Currently state auxiliary services are limited to some state agencies such as Colorado State Courts and administrative hearings. This bill would expand the program to all state agencies.  League supports services that address Justice, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (JEDI) which this bill reinforces.

The bill was introduced in the House 2-4-22 and assigned to Public & Behavioral Health & Human Services, where it will be heard on 2-18-22, upon adjournment.

Update: The bill was heard in Public & Behavioral Health & Human Services 2-18-22, where it passed 11-1 and was referred to Finance and heard on 3-3-22.  It passed Finance, as amended on a vote of 8-3 and was referred to Appropriations.

StatusHouse Committee on Appropriations Lay Over Unamended - Amendment(s) Failed (05/12/2022)
Hearing Date
Hearing Time
Hearing Room
DescriptionConcerning the continuation of the state auxiliary services program to provide auxiliary services to state agencies.
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (02/15/2022)
House SponsorsM. Bradfield (R)
Senate SponsorsJ. Ginal (D)
House CommitteePublic and Behavioral Health & Human Services
Senate Committee
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Bill: HB22-1302
Title: Health-care Practice Transformation
Position
Custom Summary

The bill creates the primary care and behavioral health statewide integration grant program in the department of health care policy and financing (HCPF) to provide grants to primary care clinics for implementation of evidence-based whole-person health through integrated care models. The bill requires HCPF, in collaboration with the behavioral health administration (BHA) and other agencies, to develop a universal contract for behavioral health services.

League supports health care innovation, including integrated care models, which improves quality, access and affordability in health care.

StatusHouse Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass (05/10/2022)
Hearing Date
Hearing Time
Hearing Room
DescriptionConcerning health-care practice transformation to support whole-person health through integrated care models, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (05/06/2022)
House SponsorsC. Kennedy (D)
P. Will (R)
Senate SponsorsK. Priola (R)
S. Jaquez Lewis (D)
House CommitteePublic and Behavioral Health & Human Services
Senate CommitteeHealth and Human Services
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Bill: HB22-1303
Title: Increase Residential Behavioral Health Beds
Position
Custom Summary

The bill requires the Department of Human Services (DHS) to renovate a building at the mental health institute at Fort Logan to create at least 16 additional 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 DHS and HCPF to create, develop, or contract to add at least 125 additional beds at mental health residential treatment facilities throughout the state for adults in need of ongoing supportive services. The bill creates the primary care and behavioral health statewide integration grant program in HCPF to provide grants to primary care clinics for implementation of evidence-based whole-person health through integrated care models. The bill requires HCPF, in collaboration with the behavioral health administration (BHA) and other agencies, to develop a universal contract for behavioral health services.

League supports health care access which the bill advances through increased facilities and coordinated programs.

StatusHouse Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass (05/10/2022)
Hearing Date
Hearing Time
Hearing Room
DescriptionConcerning an increase in the number of residential behavioral health beds, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/26/2022)
House SponsorsS. Sandridge (R)
J. Amabile (D)
Senate SponsorsF. Winter (D)
J. Smallwood (R)
House CommitteePublic and Behavioral Health & Human Services
Senate CommitteeHealth and Human Services
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Bill: SB22-003
Title: Community College Nursing Bachelor Degree Eligibility
Position
Custom Summary

League supports this bill which permits community colleges to offer a bachelor of science degree in nursing to students pursuing a certificate in nursing. League supports health care access which is enhanced through workforce education opportunities. Justice, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (JEDI) may be promoted through workforce education opportunities in the community colleges. The bill was introduced in the House 1-12-22 and assigned to Education, where it will be heard on February 9, no specified time.

StatusGovernor Signed (04/07/2022)
Hearing Date
Hearing Time
Hearing Room
DescriptionConcerning permitting community colleges to offer a bachelor of science degree in nursing to certain students.
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (01/18/2022)
House SponsorsT. Exum Sr. (D)
K. Mullica (D)
Senate SponsorsJ. Buckner (D)
K. Donovan (D)
House CommitteeEducation
Senate CommitteeEducation
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Bill: SB22-098
Title: Program Allowing Redispensing Of Unused Drugs
Position
Custom Summary

The bill creates the Unused Drug Opportunity Program to provide donated unused prescription and over-the-counter drugs to eligible patients at no cost, with priority given to certain patients. The State Board of Pharmacy is required to adopt rules for the program, and the bill provides for limited immunity from civil and criminal liability for drug manufacturers, donors and receivers.  The bill outlines requirements for the donation and receipt of drugs. League supports increased access to health care, affordability and advancements in justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI) which this bill would promote due to the population served.

The bill was introduced 2-1-22, assigned to the Health and Human Services Committee, where it had an initial hearing for discussion only on 3/2/22.

 

StatusHouse Third Reading Passed - No Amendments (05/09/2022)
Hearing Date
Hearing Time
Hearing Room
DescriptionConcerning a task force to examine the creation of a program allowing for the use of donated unused drugs, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
Full TextFull Text of Bill
Fiscal NotesFiscal Notes (04/13/2022)
House SponsorsD. Roberts (D)
P. Will (R)
Senate SponsorsR. Rodriguez (D)
House CommitteeHealth and Insurance
Senate CommitteeHealth and Human Services
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