Representative Cutter, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 19-1237 to the committee. The bill creates a new system for licensing behavioral health entities. Under current law, an entity that provides behavioral health services may hold a license from the Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) or the Department of Human Services (DHS). The bill consolidates these licenses into one behavioral health entity license to be administered by the CDPHE. In addition, the bill requires certain entities to obtain a behavioral health entity license that are not currently licensed or are subject to voluntary licensure. The bill sponsor responded to committee questions.