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Modernize Behavioral Health Terminology in Colorado Revised Statutes

Concerning modernizing terminology in the Colorado Revised Statutes related to behavioral health.
2017 Regular Session
Health Care & Health Insurance
Human Services
Bill Summary

The bill updates and modernizes terminology in the Colorado Revised Statutes related to behavioral health, mental health, alcohol abuse, and substance abuse. Based on specific contexts, the new terminology refers to behavioral health disorders, mental health disorders, alcohol use disorders, or substance use disorders.

Outdated references to the 'unit in the department of human services that administers behavioral health programs and services, including those related to mental health and substance abuse' have been corrected to use the actual current name of that office, which is 'the office of behavioral health in the department of human services'.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


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Bill Text

  • All Versions (7 )
    Date Bill Type Documents
    05/25/2017 Signed Act PDF
    05/19/2017 Final Act PDF
    05/08/2017 Rerevised PDF
    05/05/2017 Revised PDF
    03/29/2017 Reengrossed PDF
    03/28/2017 Engrossed PDF
    03/16/2017 Introduced PDF

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details