Concerning an increase in the minimum wage for nursing facility employees, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
2022 Regular Session
Health Care & Health Insurance
Joint Budget Committee. Under current law, only nursing facilities that are within a locality that has increased its local minimum wage are eligible to receive annual supplemental payments to increase the minimum wage for nursing facility employees up to the minimum wage set by the locality. The bill changes the definition of "eligible nursing facility provider" and makes other conforming changes to allow any Colorado nursing facility that meets the defined criteria to be eligible to receive wage enhancement supplemental payments, as defined in the bill, to increase the minimum wage for nursing facility employees to at least $15 per hour. (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)