bill sponsor, introduced HB21-1021. The bill requires the Department of
Human Services to develop a procedure to approve recovery support services
organizations that meet certain qualifications, including those established
by rule by DHS in collaboration with the Department of Health Care Policy
and Financing. The bill specifies that peer support professional
services provided through an approved recovery support services organization
can to be covered under Medicaid.
The bill creates the Peer Support Workforce Cash Fund that contains revenue
from fees paid by recovery support services organizations that apply for
approval, as well as from gifts, grants, and donations.
Under the bill, contracts entered into between DHSâ Office of Behavioral
Health and designated managed service organizations must include terms
and conditions outlining the expectations for organizations to invest in
the stateâs recovery services infrastructure.