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Behavioral Health Care Related To Suicide Ideation

Concerning the quality of behavioral health care related to suicide, and, in connection therewith, improving care coordination between behavioral health professionals.
2018 Regular Session
Health Care & Health Insurance
Bill Summary

The department is required to study and address gaps in suicide prevention issues and to collaborate with other offices and the community to evaluate best practices for suicide prevention and intervention and opioid abuse issues. The department is required to report findings to the general assembly.

The bill requires the department of public health and environment (department) to work with Colorado hospitals to evaluate the Colorado suicide prevention plan. The department is also required to develop a health authorization release form to improve communication between behavioral health professionals regarding the person giving consent.

A health care facility is required to have a plan for individuals transitioning from inpatient to outpatient care.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)




Bill Text


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Sen. J. Kefalas



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