The bill implements the recommendations of the behavioral health transformational task force concerning youth and family residential care. Specifically, the bill:
- Creates in-home and residential respite care in
10-12up to 7 regions of the state for children and families;
- Provides operational support for psychiatric residential treatment facilities and qualified residential treatment programs for youth; and
- Provides funds to build and staff a neuro-psych facility at the Colorado mental health institute at Fort Logan.
requires the general assembly to appropriate appropriates money from the behavioral and mental health cash fund to the department of human services to implement the provisions of the bill.
(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.)