The bill establishes that family protection safeguards for a parent or prospective parent with a disability are critical to family preservation and the best interests of the children of Colorado. These safeguards include:
- That a parent's disability must not serve as a basis for denial or restriction of parenting time or parental responsibilities;
- That, when devising a treatment plan, active efforts must be made to include the provision of reasonable accommodations for a parent's disability;
- That a parent's disability must not serve as a basis for denial of participation in a public or private adoption, or for denial of foster care or guardianship, when it is otherwise determined to be in the best interest of the child; and
- That the benefits of providing supportive parenting services must be considered by a court when determining parental responsibilities, parenting time, adoption placements, foster care, and guardianship.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)