HB 20-1017

  • Colorado House Bill
  • 2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Jun 09, 2020
  • Passed House Jun 09, 2020
  • Passed Senate Jun 11, 2020
  • Signed by Governor Jul 13, 2020

Substance Use Disorder Treatment In Criminal Justice System

Abstract

Sections 1, 2, 3, and 4 of the act allow the department of corrections, local jails, multijurisdictional jails, municipal jails, and state department of human services facilities (institutions) to make opioid agonists and opioid antagonists available to a person in custody with an opioid use disorder. The institutions are strongly encouraged to maintain the treatment of the person throughout the duration of the person's incarceration or commitment. Qualified medication administration personnel may administer opioid agonists and opioid antagonists. The facilities may contract with community-based health providers for the administration of opioid agonists and opioid antagonists. Section 5 of the act allows a person to dispose of any controlled substances at a safe station, if safe station personnel are available, and request assistance in gaining access to treatment for a substance use disorder. A "safe station" is defined as any municipal police station; county sheriff's office; or municipal, county, or fire protection district fire station. Safe station personnel shall provide the person with information about the behavioral health crisis response system. Sections 6 and 7 of the act require the department of corrections and jails to ensure that continuity of care is provided to inmates prior to release, which includes post-release resources and a list of available substance use providers. County jails are required to provide medicaid reenrollment paperwork to a person when the person enters the county jail and file the paperwork with the county department of health and human services upon releasing the person from the county jail's custody. Section 8 of the act requires the executive director of the department of corrections, in consultation with the offices of behavioral health and economic security in the department of human services, the department of health care policy and financing, the department of local affairs, and local service providers to develop resources for inmates post-release that provide information to help prepare inmates for release and reintegration into their communities. Section 9 of the act requires a court, when reviewing a petition to seal criminal records, to consider favorably, when applicable, the fact that the petitioner has entered into or successfully completed a licensed substance use disorder treatment program, in determining whether to issue the order. Sections 10, 11, and 12 of the act allow the office of behavioral health (OBH) in the department of human services (CDHS) to contract with cities and counties for the creation, maintenance, or expansion of criminal justice diversion programs. OBH may require diversion programs to participate as a mobile crisis service. CDHS shall include an update regarding the current status of funding and implementation of the criminal justice diversion programs in its annual SMART Act presentation. (Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

Bill Sponsors (4)

Votes


Jun 09, 2020

Jun 11, 2020

Actions


Jul 13, 2020

Office of the Governor

Governor Signed

Jun 29, 2020

Office of the Governor

Sent to the Governor

Senate

Signed by the President of the Senate

House

Signed by the Speaker of the House

Jun 11, 2020

Senate

Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Jun 10, 2020

Senate

Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments

Senate

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

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

Jun 09, 2020

Senate

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

  • Introduction
State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

House

House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Jun 08, 2020

House

House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee

House

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

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

Feb 12, 2020

House

House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
Appropriations

Jan 08, 2020

House

Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services + Appropriations

  • Introduction
Appropriations Public Health Care & Human Services

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Signed Act (07/13/2020) PDF
Final Act (06/29/2020) PDF
Rerevised (06/11/2020) PDF
Revised (06/10/2020) PDF
Reengrossed (06/09/2020) PDF
Engrossed (06/08/2020) PDF
Introduced (01/08/2020) PDF
PA2 (06/08/2020) PDF
PA1 (02/13/2020) PDF
Committee Amendment PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note SA1 (06/07/2020) PDF
Fiscal Note FN1 (02/10/2020) PDF
Fiscal Note FN2 (03/17/2020) PDF
Fiscal Note FN3 (06/10/2020) PDF
Fiscal Note FN4 (08/11/2020) PDF

Sources

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