Policy & Advocacy
2019 Colorado State Legislative Session:
Official CRHC Positions
Click on the drop-down menus below to see which bills CRHC has taken a position on in each category. Bill numbers link to brief descriptions of the proposed legislation and additional information.
Positions and Correlated Actions
CRHC’s policy staff works with members and stakeholders on the Policy and legislative Committee (PLC) to review bills and proposed regulations at the state and federal level. After careful review, CRHC’s Board of Directors can choose to take formal positions (support or oppose) or to monitor specific pieces of legislation. Each designation comes with specific actions:
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|HB19-1001||Hospital Transparency Measures To Analyze Efficacy|
|HB19-1004||Proposal For Affordable Health Coverage Option|
|HB19-1010||Freestanding Emergency Departments Licensure|
|HB19-1038||Dental Services For Pregnant Women On Children’s Basic Health Plan Plus|
|HB19-1044||Advance Behavioral Health Orders Treatment|
|SB19-001||Expand Medication-assisted Treatment Pilot Program|
|SB19-004||Address High-cost Health Insurance Pilot Program|
|SB19-015||Create Statewide Health Care Review Committee|
|SB19-052||Emergency Medical Service Provider Scope Of Practice|
|HB19-1088||Modify Income Tax Credit Health Care Preceptors|
|SB19-073||Statewide System Of Advance Medical Directives|
|HB19-1095||Physician Assistants Supervision And Liability|
|SB19-079||Electronic Prescribing Controlled Substances|
|HB19-1120||Youth Mental Health Education And Suicide Prevention|
|HB19-1122||Colorado Department Of Public Health And Environment Maternal Mortality Review Committee|
|HB19-1154||Patient Choice Of Pharmacy|
|HB19-1160||Mental Health Facility Pilot Program|
|HB19-1171||Expand Child Nutrition School Lunch Protection Act|
|HB19-1174||Out-of-network Health Care Services|
|SB19-134||Out-of-network Health Care Disclosures And Charges|
|HB19-1176||Health Care Cost Savings Act of 2019|
|HB19-1193||Behavioral Health Supports For High-risk Families|
|HB19-1211||Prior Authorization Requirements Health Care Service|
|HB19-1216||Reduce Insulin Prices|
|HB19-1233||Investments In Primary Care To Reduce Health Costs|
|SB19-065||Peer Assistance Emergency Medical Service Provider|
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Policy & Advocacy
CRHC’s policy & advocacy program is committed to improving healthcare services available in rural communities.
The core components of CRHC’s policy and advocacy program are the following:
• Review bills and proposed regulations at the state and federal level
• Take positions on bills and proposed regulations
• Monitor policy trends at the state and federal level
• Establish relationships with policymakers
• Communicate policy information to the broadest audience possible, and
• Serve as a conduit of information between rural Colorado, Denver and Washington DC.
Join the Policy and Legislative Committee (PLC)
The PLC serves as CRHC’s advisory council on legislation that affects our members. During session, committee members meet with CRHC ever other week to review positions on bills and to discuss rural health policy. Get involved!
Learn More about Policy
The legislative process is meant to facilitate public conversations about issues. But it’s pretty confusing. This workshop was presented at Colorado Rural Health Center’s 2015 Forum conference. Kelly Erb, Policy Program Coordinator, discusses key strategies and presents creative case studies to help you take your organization’s direct advocacy and grassroots efforts to the next level. Explore state and local-level political shifts and legislative trends, and tools to help you follow the action.
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