HB 20-1284

  • Colorado House Bill
  • 2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Feb 04, 2020
  • House
  • Senate
  • Governor

Secure Transportation Behavioral Health Crisis


The bill creates a regulatory and service system to provide secure transportation services, with different requirements than traditional ambulance services, for individuals experiencing a behavioral health crisis. Mobile crisis services, units linked to the walk-in crisis services, and crisis respite services may arrange for secure transportation in response to a behavioral health crisis. The department of human services shall allow for the development of secure transportation alternatives. The board of county commissioners of the county in which the secure transportation service is based (commissioners) shall issue a license to an entity (licensee), valid for one year, that provides secure transportation services if the minimum requirements set by rule by the state board of health are met or exceeded. The commissioners shall also issue operating permits, valid for 12 months following issuance, to each vehicle operated by the licensee. A fee may be charged for each license to reflect the direct and indirect costs to the applicable county in implementing secure transportation services licensure. The state board of health is given authority to promulgate rules concerning secure transportation licensure. The department of health care policy and financing is directed to create and implement a secure transportation benefit on or before January 1, 2022. Language is added to exempt secure transportation services from regulation under the public utilities commission. (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Bill Sponsors (4)


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Jun 16, 2020


House Committee on Appropriations Lay Over Unamended - Amendment(s) Failed


Feb 28, 2020


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

  • Referral-Committee

Feb 04, 2020


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

  • Introduction
Public Health Care & Human Services

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Introduced (02/04/2020) PDF
PA1 (03/02/2020) PDF
Committee Amendment PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note FN1 (02/20/2020) PDF
Fiscal Note FN2 (08/19/2020) PDF


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