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Bill Detail: HB20-1139

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Title Peer Support Professionals Behavioral Health
Status House Committee on Appropriations Lay Over Unamended - Amendment(s) Failed (06/16/2020)
Bill Subjects
  • Fiscal Policy & Taxes
  • Health Care & Health Insurance
House Sponsors R. Pelton (R)
Y. Caraveo (D)
Senate Sponsors
House Committee Public Health Care and Human Services
Senate Committee
Date Introduced 01/16/2020

The bill adds definitions for peer support professional and
recovery support services organization for the purposes of permissible
claims submitted for reimbursement under the medical services program.
A recovery support services organization (recovery organization) may bill
and submit for reimbursement certain eligible peer support services
(support services) provided by peer support professionals. The department

of human services (department) is responsible for approving a recovery
support services organization for reimbursement for support services. The
bill sets forth detailed criteria for approval by the department, and the
department is given rule-making authority to establish other criteria and
standards as necessary.
The bill creates a refundable income tax credit available for
income tax years commencing on or after January 1, 2021, but before
January 1, 2031, for eligible peer support professionals (eligible
individuals) who have worked in Colorado at least part-time for at least
3 years in the behavioral health sector and who either return to school or
who graduate and return to work in the public or private health care
sector. The tax credit is available for 4 consecutive years for eligible
individuals who return to school and for 3 consecutive years for eligible
individuals who return to work after attending school. The office of
behavioral health in the department of human services (office) shall, in
conjunction with the department of human services, review
documentation supplied by eligible individuals seeking the tax credit and
provide certification to the department of revenue if eligibility criteria for
the tax credit is met. The office may not issue tax credit certificates that
total more than $100,000 per income tax year.

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