Kidney Disease Task Force
The act creates the kidney disease prevention and education task force (task force) and makes an appropriation. The task force consists of members that are part of the general assembly and members that are not part of the general assembly. The task force's purpose is to evaluate and make recommendations to the general assembly about the detection, treatment, education, and awareness of kidney disease in Colorado.
The task force has the following duties:
- To work with various entities to create kidney disease educational programs and increase overall awareness of kidney disease in Colorado;
- To examine chronic kidney disease, transplantation, donation, and the higher rates of affliction in minority populations; and
- To develop a plan to raise awareness about kidney disease in Colorado, which shall include an ongoing campaign that incorporates health workshops, preventative screenings, social media campaigns, and television and radio commercials.
The task force is required to submit an initial and final report with its findings and recommendations to the department of health care and environment (department) by December 1, 2023, and August 31, 2026. The department is required to include the initial and final report of the task force as part of the department's presentation to its joint committees of reference at a hearing held pursuant to the "State Measurement for Accountable, Responsive, and Transparent (SMART) Government Act".
The department is required to select a Colorado medical center with a program dedicated to treating kidney disease to administer the task force. The task force is required to convene by November 1, 2021, and is required to meet at least 4 times every year. The task force is scheduled for sunset review and repeal on September 1, 2026.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)