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Pelton's behavioral health administration bill heads to Polis's desk

On April 14, the General Assembly sent to the Governor a bill that could establish a new State agency. House Bill 1097 contains recommendations from a behavioral health task force, including setting up the behavioral health administration, initially to be housed within the Colorado Department of Human Services.

Once the behavioral health administration is up and running, CDHS has until Nov. 1, 2024 to decide if it stays in CDHS or becomes a stand-alone agency. HB 1097 won unanimous support from the State Senate and a 52-8 vote in the House.

The bill’s sponsors are Representative Rod Pelton, R-...


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