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Treatment Behavioral Health Disorders Justice System

Concerning the treatment of persons with behavioral health disorders in the justice system, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
2022 Regular Session
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Bill Summary

Legislative Oversight Committee Concerning the Treatment of Persons with Mental Health Disorders in the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Systems. The bill updates provisions of the existing article 1.9 of title 18, Colorado Revised Statutes, concerning the treatment of persons with mental health disorders in the criminal and juvenile justice systems.

Substantive changes include:

  • Broadening the name and scope of the legislative oversight committee (committee) and associated task force (task force) from concerning the treatment of "persons with mental health disorders" to "persons with behavioral health disorders";
  • Allowing the task force to research topics for members of the committee upon request;
  • Adjusting task force membership;
  • Further defining issues for the task force to study; and
  • Extending the repeal date to July 1, 2027.
    (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


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