The bill creates in the university of Colorado the Colorado pediatric psychiatry consultation and access program (CoPPCAP). The purpose of CoPPCAP is to support primary care providers in identifying and treating mild to moderate behavioral health conditions in children in primary care practices or school-based health centers.
The bill requires the general assembly to appropriate from the behavioral and mental health cash fund:
- $4.6 million to CoPPCAP;
- $5 million to the behavioral health care professional matching grant program to expand access to behavioral health-care services for children and families; and
- $1.5 million to the school-based health center grant program.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)