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HB20-1113

Mental Health Educational Resources

Concerning mental health educational resources, and, in connection therewith, creating a website with information and internet links to available behavioral health care services in each geographic region and encouraging health care professionals to take a course in mental health education to satisfy continuing competency requirements.
Session:
2020 Regular Session
Subject:
Human Services
Bill Summary

No later than July 1, 2020, the department of human services (department), with assistance from other departments and organizations, shall create and maintain a website that provides internet links to relevant information and resources available to individuals seeking behavioral health care services. The website must include information about the Colorado SEE ME campaign and the national suicide prevention hotline, demographic-specific information about behavioral health care providers available in each geographic region, internet links to each behavioral health care provider's website, and internet links to skilled nursing facilities available in each geographic region.

No later than April 1, 2021, the department shall issue a request for proposal to contract with an organization to develop and distribute community- and demographic-specific targeted messaging related to the website. The messaging must be distributed no later than January 1, 2022.

The bill allows a health care professional who is required to complete continuing competency requirements to take a course in mental health education to satisfy the continuing competency requirements.


(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status

Introduced
Under Consideration

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The House of Representatives and Senate will not convene on Friday, May 29 and Saturday, May 30

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