bill sponsor, introduced HB21-1085. After January 1, 2023, this bill requires
secure transportation services to be licensed by a county's board of commissioners
in order to provide urgent transportation to an emergency medical services
facility, a mental health treatment facility, an approved alcohol and substance
abuse treatment center, or a walk-in crisis center for individuals experiencing
a behavioral health crisis. The State Board of Health in the Colorado
Department of Public Health and Environment must promulgate rules establishing
minimum requirements for the licensing of secure transportation services.
If an entity meets these requirements, the entity may apply to the
local board of county commissioners to get a license. Licenses, permits,
and renewals all require a fee to cover the direct and indirect costs of
issuing the licenses. If approved, the board of commissioners must
issue a license to the applying entity, which is valid for three years,
and a permit for each vehicle, which is valid for twelve months,. Licenses
or permits cannot be sold, reassigned, or transferred. Secure transportation
services are not subject to the state's motor carrier regulations.