HB 19-1320

  • Colorado House Bill
  • 2019 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Apr 29, 2019
  • Passed House Apr 29, 2019
  • Passed Senate May 03, 2019
  • Signed by Governor May 16, 2019

Hospital Community Benefit Accountability


Health care providers' accountability to communities - community health needs assessments - community benefit implementation plans - public meetings. The act requires the following hospitals to complete a community health needs assessment every 3 years and an annual community benefit implementation plan every year: A hospital that is licensed as a general hospital and exempt from federal taxation; A hospital established pursuant to the Denver health and hospital authority; and A hospital established pursuant to the University of Colorado hospital authority. Each such hospital must report to the department of health care policy and financing (department) concerning certain community benefits, costs, and shortfalls in the preceding year, and the department is required to submit an annual summary report to subject matter committees of the general assembly. Hospitals that are licensed as general hospitals but that are not required to report may report in like fashion. The department shall develop and provide a website at which each reporting hospital shall submit reports. The act requires each hospital to convene a public meeting at least once each year to seek feedback regarding the hospital's community benefit activities during the previous year and the hospital's community benefit implementation plan for the following year. Each hospital shall invite representatives from certain local entities and state agencies to participate in the meeting. Each hospital shall also invite the general public to the meeting in an advertisement placed in any major newspaper published in the hospital's community. (Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.) Read More

Bill Sponsors (3)



May 16, 2019

Office of the Governor

Governor Signed

May 15, 2019


Signed by the President of the Senate

Office of the Governor

Sent to the Governor

May 14, 2019


Signed by the Speaker of the House

May 03, 2019


Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

May 02, 2019


Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments

Apr 30, 2019


Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole

  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage
State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Senate Committee of the Whole

Apr 29, 2019


Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

  • Introduction
State, Veterans, & Military Affairs


House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Apr 27, 2019


House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor


House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole

  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage
Appropriations House Committee of the Whole

Apr 24, 2019


House Committee on Health & Insurance Refer Amended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee

Apr 10, 2019


Introduced In House - Assigned to Health & Insurance

  • Introduction
Health & Insurance

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Committee Amendment PDF
PA1 (04/25/2019) PDF
Introduced (04/10/2019) PDF
Engrossed (04/27/2019) PDF
Reengrossed (04/29/2019) PDF
Revised (05/02/2019) PDF
Rerevised (05/03/2019) PDF
Final Act (05/15/2019) PDF
Signed Act (05/16/2019) PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note SA1 (04/26/2019) PDF
Fiscal Note FN1 (04/19/2019) PDF
Fiscal Note FN2 (04/27/2019) PDF
Fiscal Note FN3 (08/01/2019) PDF


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