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D922B3F7DC9D0EB3872586930070CB31 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB21-1021

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC & BEHAVIORAL HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Mar 9, 2021      
Location HCR 0112



HB21-1021 - Amended, referred to House Finance


01:32:03 PM  
Representative Caraveo,
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 DHS’ Office of Behavioral
Health and designated managed service organizations must include terms
and conditions outlining the expectations for organizations to invest in
the state’s recovery services infrastructure.
01:35:07 PM  
Representative Pelton, bill sponsor, gave opening comments about the bill.
01:37:19 PM  
Representative Caraveo answered questions about the differences between the bill last year and this bill.
01:39:39 PM  
Hope Hyatt, representing Colorado Mental Wellness Network, testified in support of the bill.
01:41:16 PM  
Ms. Lauren Snyder, State Policy Director, representing Mental Health Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
01:44:42 PM  
Committee members asked questions to the previous witnesses.
01:47:22 PM  

Robert Werthwein, representing Colorado Department of Human Services, testified in support of the bill.

01:49:59 PM  
Ms. Deb Mahan, Executive Director, representing Gazette Charities Foundation, testified in support of the bill.
01:52:32 PM  
Valerie Schlecht, representing Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill.
01:54:54 PM  
Dr. Sona Dimidjian, representing University of Colorado at Boulder, testified in support of the bill.
01:57:18 PM  
Emeline Smith, representing Colorado Youth Congress, testified in support of the bill.
02:00:45 PM  
Sidney Stadelmann, representing Colorado Youth Congress, testified in support of the bill.
02:03:43 PM  
Mr. Eric Gronemeyer,
Peer Support Professional, representing himself, testified in support of
the bill. He responded to questions from committee.
02:05:14 PM  
Mr. Butch Lewis, representing Spero Recovery, testified in support of the bill.
02:10:57 PM  
Mrs. Amanda Cain, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:12:45 PM  
Meghan Baker, representing Disability Law Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
02:12:46 PM  
All submitted written
testimony can be found in Attachment A.
02:18:37 PM  
Representative Caraveo introduced and spoke about the amendments.


02:19:26 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment B)
Moved Pelton
Seconded Cutter
Bradfield
Cutter
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Holtorf
Jodeh
Larson
Ortiz
Pelton
Ricks
Woog
Young
Sirota
Michaelson Jenet
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:20:29 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment C)
Moved Pelton
Seconded Sirota
Bradfield
Cutter
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Holtorf
Jodeh
Larson
Ortiz
Pelton
Ricks
Woog
Young
Sirota
Michaelson Jenet
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:20:50 PM  
Representatives Caraveo and Pelton gave final comments on the bill.
02:22:18 PM  
Committee members made comments on the bill.


02:24:48 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1021, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Pelton
Seconded Cutter
Bradfield Excused
Cutter Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Holtorf Excused
Jodeh Yes
Larson Yes
Ortiz Yes
Pelton Yes
Ricks Yes
Woog Yes
Young Yes
Sirota Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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