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HB21-1258

Rapid Mental Health Response For Colorado Youth

Concerning establishing a temporary program to facilitate youth mental health services in response to identified needs, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
Session:
2021 Regular Session
Subject:
Human Services
Bill Summary

The bill establishes a temporary youth mental health services program (program) in the office of behavioral health (office) within the department of human services to facilitate access to mental health services , including substance use disorder services, for youth to respond to identified mental health needs, including those needs that may have resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic. The program reimburses providers for up to 3 mental health sessions with a youth and may provide additional reimbursement subject to available money.

As soon as practicable, but no later than May 31, 2021, July 1, 2021, the department of human services is required to enter into an agreement with a vendor to create, or use an existing, website or web-based application as a portal available to youth and providers to facilitate the program.

The program is repealed, effective June 30, 2022.

The bill makes an appropriation.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)


(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status

Introduced
Passed
Became Law

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COVID-19 Resources
School Finance Poverty Study RFP 2021 (submit by 10 a.m. 8/6/2021)
Solicitation for Members for the Legislative Task Force Concerning Tax Policy (submit by July 27 12:00 p.m.)
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