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SB20-022

Increase Medical Providers For Senior Citizens

Concerning modifications to the Colorado health service corps program administered by the department of public health and environment to expand the availability of geriatric care providers in shortage areas in the state.
Session:
2020 Regular Session
Subject:
Health Care & Health Insurance
Bill Summary

The bill modifies the Colorado health service corps program administered by the primary care office (office) in the department of public health and environment, which includes a loan repayment program, as follows:

  • Allows geriatric advanced practice providers, which include advanced practice nurses and physician assistants, to participate in the loan repayment program on the condition of committing to provide geriatric care to older adults in health professional shortage areas for a specified period; and
  • Requires the general assembly to annually and continuously appropriate money from the general fund to the office for the 2020-21 through the 2024-25 fiscal years to help repay loans for geriatric advanced practice providers.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status

Introduced
Lost

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Sponsors

Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Sen. J. Danielson
Rep. M. Duran, Rep. B. Titone

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Co-sponsor

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