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Bill Detail: SB21-239

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Title 2-1-1 Statewide Human Services Referral System
Status Governor Signed (06/18/2021)
Bill Subjects
  • Human Services
  • Public Health
House Sponsors M. Young (D)
J. Amabile (D)
T. Van Beber (R)
Senate Sponsors R. Zenzinger (D)
C. Kolker (D)
House Committee Public and Behavioral Health & Human Services
Senate Committee Health and Human Services
Date Introduced 04/12/2021
Summary

The bill expands the necessary human referral services authorized
by the Colorado 2-1-1 collaborative (collaborative) to include necessary
referrals for behavioral health services and other resources in the state for
Coloradans, particularly for individuals who are unemployed, regardless
of whether they receive benefits.
Capital letters or bold & italic numbers indicate new material to be added to existing law.
The bill requires the department of human services' office of
behavioral health to contract with the collaborative to hire and train
specialized personnel. The bill also requires the office of behavioral
health to collaborate with the collaborative to engage in targeted
marketing and outreach, and to ensure the marketing and outreach are
targeted to traditionally underserved communities, such as immigrant,
low-income, and communities of color.
The bill also requires the collaborative to coordinate with the
department of labor and employment (department) to target, conduct
outreach, and market to individuals who are unemployed, regardless of
whether they receive benefits, and may need referrals for behavioral
health services and other resources. The department is required to update
its unemployment application web page and specified websites to include
contact information for the collaborative.
The bill makes an appropriation.

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