House Bills:

Respite Care Task Force
(HB 15-1233, 2015)

Status: Signed by Governor

House Sponsor: Lois Landgraf, Kevin Priola, Catherine Roupe, Timothy Dore, James Wilson, Clarice Navarro, Don Coram, Paul Brown, Alec Garnett, Joann Ginal, Beth McCann, Diane Mitsch Bush, Jonathan Singer, JoAnn Windholz
Senate Sponsor: Irene Aguilar

Bill Summary:

House Bill 15-1233 created the Respite Care Task Force within the Colorado Department of Human Services to study the dynamics of supply and demand with regard to respite care services in Colorado. Appointments to the Respite Care Task Force must be made no later than July 1, 2015 and the first meeting will be held before July 15, 2015.  The Respite Care Task Force is required to present a report with findings and recommendations to the House Public Health Care and Human Services Committee and to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee by January 31, 2016. 

As described in House Bill 15-1233, the Respite Care Task Force shall study, through data collection, the dynamics of the supply of, and demand for, respite care services in Colorado including the following:

  • Access to respite care services; 
  • The types of services that are most in demand and the services that are currently available; 
  • The availability and level of culturally competent care and patient-centered care;
  • The number of respite caregivers in the State and their locations; 
  • Solutions to increase the number of respite caregivers; 
  • The funding of respite care services, including access to that funding;
  • Other respite care issues are determined appropriate by the task force.

View the Respite Care Task Force HB15-1233 here.

View the latest Respite Care Task Force Advisory Committee meeting minutes here: September 26, 2017.

View House Bill Details (link will open in new window)

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