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B276F2356EEFE6CD8725837E00544C41 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For CONSIDERATION OF SUPPLEMENTAL REQUESTS, DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES

JOINT COMMITTEE COMMITTEE ON CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
Date Jan 10, 2019      
Location SCR 357



Consideration of Supplemental Requests, Department of Human Services - Supplemental Request Approved


08:20:50 AM  

Ms. Jerene Petersen, Acting Director, Ms. Sarah Wager, Director for the Office of Administrative Solutions, and Dr. Robert Werthwein, Director for the Office of Behavioral Health, Department of Human Services (DHS), presented a request for cash funds for the 42-Bed Expansion, Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo project. Committee members received a written description of the project, prepared by Legislative Council Staff (Attachment C). Ms. Wager provided an overview of the project. Discussion ensued regarding the operating costs associated with the project, and the status of the Secure Treatment Facility for Mental Health Restoration project. Discussion followed regarding the services and treatments to be provided using the beds to be opened under the project, and the deficit of beds that DHS is currently experiencing.

08:31:33 AM  
Discussion ensued regarding how to address a rise in court referrals to DHS for competency restorations and evaluations, and options for providing long-term treatment to certain populations. The committee also discussed legislation associated with the competency restoration process.


08:42:30 AM
Motion Approve the supplemental request from the Department of Human Services for state funds to renovate space for the creation of 42 additional inpatient beds on the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo campus ($843,838 CCF).
Moved Fields
Seconded
1 Excused
Beckman Yes
Sonnenberg Excused
Story Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Fields Yes
Roberts Yes
YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS