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 program includes a loan repayment program,
Allowsto allow geriatric advanced practice providers, which includedefined as advanced practice registered nurses and physician assistants with geriatric training or experience, 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 2021-22 through the 2025-26 fiscal yearsFor the 2021-22 state fiscal year, the bill appropriates $400,000 from the general fund to the Colorado health service corps fund for use by the office to help repay loans for geriatric advanced practice providers.
(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.)