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Recovery Residence Discharge Policy

Concerning the discharge of a client from a recovery residence.
2023 Regular Session
Human Services
Bill Summary

The bill requires a recovery residence to implement a client discharge and transfer policy in order to discharge or transfer a client from a recovery residence in certain circumstances. The policy must be approved by the recovery residence's certifying body before a discharge or transfer may occur.

The bill requires that prior to discharging a client from a recovery residence, the recovery residence shall provide the client with referrals to treatment or support services, alternative housing options, and recommendations for follow-up care.

The bill requires the certifying body to establish a grievance and appeal process for clients to use when they believe they have been wrongfully discharged or transferred from a recovery residence.

The bill allows a certified recovery residence or client that is adversely affected or aggrieved by a decision made by the certifying body to appeal the decision to the Colorado department of personnel and administration, office of administrative courts.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)


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