bill sponsor, introduced HB21-1119. The bill changes the name of the Office
of Suicide Prevention and the Suicide Prevention Commission in the Colorado
Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and updates the duties
of the office and commission to include intervention and postvention services.
In addition, it adds provider and responder training, creation of
a postvention component to stateâs K-12 suicide prevention plan, and development
of a plan for follow-up care for suicide attempt survivors who were treated
in an emergency department as purposes of the commission.
The bill also
updates the Mental Health Education Literacy Resource Bank in the Colorado
Department of Education; the Colorado Suicide Prevention Plan; the Crisis
and Suicide Prevention Training Grant Program in the CDPHE; and other resources
to include intervention and postvention components. The bill also
requires health care facilities to provide information on the after effects
of suicide attempts.