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43C3195A095B43A987258B120019A4DF Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB24-1217

SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date May 2, 2024      
Location SCR 352



HB24-1217 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


10:40:07 PM  
The committee recessed.
10:42:00 PM  
The committee resumed.
10:42:06 PM  
Senator Mullica primary bill sponsor, presented House bill 24-1217, which requires the Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) to create a friends and family input form to allow a patient’s family and friends to supply relevant information. The bill requires the BHA to solicit feedback from stakeholder and legal experts and make the form available by July 1, 2025.

The bill also convenes a workgroup in the Governor’s Office to study a centralized consent repository and produce a report by January 1, 2026. Members must include various stakeholders and department representatives.

Committee members asked the bill sponsor questions.

10:57:03 PM  
Bridget Anshus, representing
Mental Health Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



Ms. Edie Sonn, representing Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council, testified
in support of the bill.



Josh Shultz, representing Legislative Legal Services - Bill Drafter, was
available to answer questions.




Additional written testimony was submitted to the committee (Attachment
E).
11:03:38 PM  
The bill sponsor provided closing remarks.


11:04:12 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 24-1217 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Ginal
Seconded
Baisley Yes
Cutter Yes
Exum Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Rich Yes
Will Excused
Ginal Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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