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:

Support

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

 

Monitor

SB19-005 Import Prescription Drugs From Canada
HB19-1065 Public Hospital Boards Of Trustees
HB19-1075 Tax Credit Employer-assisted Housing Pilot Program

 

 

Opposed

HB19-1089 Exemption From Garnishment For Medical Debt

Support

CRHC will participate in grassroots engagement of membership and policy makers via letters of support, factsheets, legislative testimony, and any additional appropriate actions.

Monitor

CRHC will monitor and track the bill.

Oppose

CRHC will participate in grassroots engagement of membership and policy makers via letters of support, factsheets, legislative testimony, and any additional appropriate actions.

Policy Resources

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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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