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FFC5AED232213090872586D9006B5879 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB21-118

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC & BEHAVIORAL HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date May 18, 2021      
Location HCR 0112



SB21-118 - Referred to House Appropriations


01:32:31 PM  
Representative Snyder,
bill sponsor, introduced and gave comments on SB21-118. The bill creates
the alternative response pilot program for counties to use when they receive
low-risk reports of mistreatment or self-neglect of an at-risk adult.  The
Department of Human Services (DHS) must select up to 15 counties to participate
in the pilot and provide training and technical assistance to those counties.
 Starting on or after January 1, 2022, participating county departments
of human services may use an alternative response to investigate low-risk
reports, rather than a full investigation requiring in-person interviews
and making a finding on the report.  Lastly, the DHS must contract
with a third party to evaluate the program’s effectiveness over a two
year period.  In 2025 and 2026, the DHS must report on the effectiveness
of the program in its SMART Act hearing.  
01:34:49 PM  
Representative Pelton, bill sponsor, gave opening comments on the bill.
01:35:19 PM  
Coral Cosway, Alzheimer's Association of Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Lori Metz, Larimer County & Colorado Counties Inc., testified in support of the bill. Bettina Morrow, Jefferson County Human Services Department and Colorado Counties Inc., testified in support of the bill. Jennifer Levin, The Arc of Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Jeanette Hensley, Colorado Senior Lobby, testified in support of the bill.
01:48:10 PM  
Kara Harvey, Colorado Department of Human Services, testified in support of the bill. Yolanda Webb, Colorado Department of Human Services, testified in support of the bill.
01:52:32 PM  
Representative Snyder and Representative Pelton gave final remarks on the bill.


01:55:06 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-118 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Pelton
Seconded Gonzales-Gutierrez
Bradfield Yes
Cutter Yes
Geitner Excused
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Jodeh Yes
Larson Yes
Ortiz Yes
Pelton Yes
Ricks Yes
Woog Yes
Young Yes
Sirota Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Final YES: 12   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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