Sections 1, 5, 13, and 22 transfer administrative responsibilities from the behavioral health administration (BHA) to the department of human services (department).Section 2, 3, 11, and 12 transfer administrative responsibilities from the office of behavioral health (OBH) to the department.Sections 4, 10, 24, 26, and 27 transfer administrative responsibilities from OBH to the BHA.Section 6 transfers administrative responsibilities from the department to the BHA.Section 7 repeals OBH as an office in the department.Section 8 requires the chief information officer of the office of information technology to invite the commissioner of the BHA to select a member to represent the BHA on the government data advisory board.Section 9 adds the commissioner of the BHA to the health equity commission.Section 15 states that the BHA is a health oversight agency charged with overseeing the behavioral health-care system in Colorado and discharging the BHA's duties.Section 16 authorizes the BHA to seek, accept, and expend gifts, grants, or donations for the purpose of administering any behavioral health program and service.Section 17 requires a behavioral health safety net provider to include services that address the necessary language and cultural barriers to serve communities of color and other underserved populations.
Current law requires the BHA to create one regional subcommittee of the advisory council for each behavioral health administrative services organization region. Section 18 requires the BHA to create a regional subcommittee structure of the advisory council that is not limited by the behavioral health administrative services organization region.
To implement the care navigation program, Section 19 requires the BHA to provide, directly or through contract, care navigation services and align the care navigation services with the care coordination infrastructure.Section 20 continuously appropriates money to the 988 crisis hotline cash fund.
Current law specifies the rights of a person detained by a certified peace officer or emergency medical services provider and transported to an outpatient mental health facility or facility designated by the commissioner of the BHA. Section 21 expands the rights to any person detained whether or not the person is transported to an outpatient mental health facility or facility designated by the commissioner of the BHA.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)