DENVER — Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 — Gov. Hickenlooper today announced a Boards and Commissions appointment for the Behavioral Health Access to Care Ombudsman.

The Behavioral Health Access to Care Ombudsman assists consumers in accessing care for behavioral health, requiring the commissioner of insurance to report on compliance of mental health parity laws. The office shall operate with full independence and has complete autonomy, control and authority over operations, budget and personnel decisions related to the office and ombudsman.

For a term expiring at the pleasure of the Governor:

  • Kate Harris of Denver, to serve as the Governor’s designee as Ombudsman for Behavioral Health Access to Care and to serve as Director of the Office, appointed.