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A4F83D25DBE75BA787258988006ABF73 Hearing Summary


Date Apr 5, 2023      
Location SCR 357

HB23-1204 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

01:26:00 PM  
Senator Priola, prime bill sponsor, presented House Bill 23-1204 concerning requiring a certifying body, approved by the Behavioral Health Administration, to approve recovery residencies’ client discharge and transfer policies. Policies are required to include documentation, referral, and follow-up. The bill also requires the certifying body to establish a fair and accessible grievance and appeals process for clients to appeal a discharge or transfer decision made by recovery residences. Residences and clients may file an appeal of any decision made by the certifying body with the Department of Personnel and Administration and seek judicial review.
01:28:10 PM  
Mr. Thomas Hernandez,
representing Tribe Recovery Homes, testified in support of the bill.

Mr. Devon Peavy, representing Sobriety House, Inc, testified in support
of the bill.

Ms. Francesca  Maes, representing Colorado Center for Aging, testified
in support of the bill.

Mr. Geno Shvedov, representing Hazelbrook Sober Living and Recovery, testified
in support of the bill.

Ms. Breeah Kinsella, representing Colorado Providers Association, testified
in support of the bill.

Committee members asked the panel questions.

01:49:44 PM  
Committee members provided closing remarks.

01:52:31 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 23-1204 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Ginal
Buckner Yes
Cutter Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Mullica Yes
Rich Yes
Smallwood Yes
Will Yes
Ginal Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

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