State Board of Human Services

The State Board of Human Services was created pursuant to Section 26-1-107, C.R.S., as a Type 1 agency in the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS), consisting of nine members serving four-year terms as appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate.  This is a rule-making body that holds hearings related to the formulation and revision of the policies of CDHS.  Its statutory duties include adopting rules for programs administered and services provided by CDHS, which govern program scope and content; requirements, obligations and rights of clients; adopting non-Executive Director rules concerning vendors, providers and other acts of the State Department; adjusting the award amounts for Old Age Pension; and, any other specific statutory provisions granting rule-making authority in relation to specific programs.

Pursuant to statute, of the nine State Board of Human Services members: three members shall be appointed from among persons who are serving as county commissioners; at least one member shall be a person with a disability, family member or member of an advocacy group for persons with disabilities; and, no member shall be a recipient of Old Age Pension. 

Meeting

September 7, 2018, 8:30 AM

Location: CDHS, 1575 Shermant Street, 8th Floor, Denver

Agenda

A. Attendance
 
B. Call to Order
 
C. Open Comments Period
 
D. Board Business 
 
E. Rule Making Session
 
1) Document 1: EMERGENCY Food Assistance FFY18 Standard Utility Allowance Updates and Cost of Living Adjustments (10 CCR 2506-1) 18-08-08-01
 
2) Document 2: County Personnel and Merit System (09 CCR 2502-1) 18-02-21-01
 
3) Document 3: Aid to the Needy Disabled - State Only (AND - SO) Program Rule Changes (09 CCR 2503-5) 18-02-07-01
 
4) Document 4: Revisions to Low Income Energy Assistance Program (09 CCR 2503-7) 18-03-27-01
 
5) Document 5: Income Maintenance Volume 9 Technical Cleanup (CCR 2503-1) 18-03-26-01
 
6) Document 6: Income Maintenance Volume 9 Technical Cleanup (CCR 2503-2) 18-03-26-02
 
7) Document 7: Nurse Home Visitor Program (12 CCR 2509-09) 18-03-20-01
 
8) Document 8: Technical Clean UP - Division of Child Welfare 7.205 (12 CCR 2509-3) 18-03-21-01
 
9) Document 9: Technical Clean UP - Division of Child Welfare 7.304 (12 CCR 2509-4) 18-03-21-02
 
10) Document 10: Technical Clean UP - Division of Child Welfare 7.407 (12 CCR 2509-5) 18-03-21-03
 
F. Other Business
 
G. Departmental Update

 

Note: Agendas may be modified at the discretion of the Board.

Next Meeting: September 7th,  CDHS-1575 Sherman Street, Denver

Live Meeting Broadcasts

CDHS broadcasts all State Board meetings. To Join, from your computer or laptop, click the following GoToMeeting link. Ensure your computer's microphone is installed and operating if you have prescheduled yourself to provide testimony. Click to join the live GoToMeeting broadcast. 

Or call 866-899-4679 to listen by phone. Access Code: 758-645-967. When asked to provide an audio pin, just press # to continue.

Please be advised that the time and place for scheduled meetings is subject to change and the broadcasts will only occur when meetings are in session. A "waiting for organizer" message may appear if access to the service is attempted prior to launching of the broadcast. If you receive this message, wait a few minutes and try again. Potential unforeseen technical difficulties may affect availability of the broadcast. After clicking the meeting link, you may be prompted to install the GoToMeetings application. Follow the onscreen instructions, and the meeting will launch once the application has installed. 

If during the broadcast you lose the connection, click the broadcast link again to rejoin the meeting.

If you have any suggestions or comments, please e-mail our technical support team.Live Meeting Broadcasts CDHS broadcasts all State Board meetings. Click to join the live GoToMeeting broadcast. Please be advised that the time and place for scheduled meetings is subject to change and the broadcasts will only occur when meetings are in session. A "waiting for organizer" message may appear if access to the service is attempted prior to launching of the broadcast. If you receive this message, wait a few minutes and try again. Potential unforeseen technical difficulties may affect availability of the broadcast. After clicking the meeting link, you may be prompted to install the GoToMeetings application. Follow the onscreen instructions, and the meeting will launch once the application has installed. If during the broadcast you lose the connection, click the broadcast link again to rejoin the meeting. If you have any suggestions or comments, please e-mail our technical support team.

Remote Testimony

The State Board meetings are broadcasted by webinar. Members of the public should call in to the listen-only line. Please note the line is unmuted during public testimony so that registered individuals may speak. 
If you wish to testify remotely, you will need to register with the State Board Administrator by 10:00 A.M. on the previous business day. Email beth.kline@state.co.us with the following information:
1. Your name. Use the same name when logging in to testify.
2. Name of group or organization you represent.
3. Agenda item (public comment or rule number).
4. Mailing address.
5. Whether you support or oppose the rule.
6. Written summary as backup is encouraged.
 
To make the most of your testimony you may find the following Guidelines helpful.

Public Member Testifying Guidelines

Members

Name Role Expiration 
Connie Rule, Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Denver Public Member 03-01-2019
David Ervin, The Resource Exchange Public Member, Chair 03-01-2019
Thomas Davidson, Summit County Commissioner County Commissioner, Family member of a person with a disability 03-01-2019
Julie Westendorff, LaPlata County Commissioner County Commissioner 03-01-2019
Stephen Johnson, Larimer County Commissioner County Commissioner, Vice Chair 03-01-2019
Jeffrey Kuhr, Mesa County Health Department Director Public Member 03-01-2021
Bernard Buescher Public Member 03-01-2021
Chris Watney Public Member 03-01-2021
Desta Taye-Channell, Florence Crittenton Services Public Member 03-01-2021

 

 

A member of the public may email the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies to request a cost-benefit analysis (CBA) from the agency proposing rule changes, which is made publicly available when it is completed.

The Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies provides a mechanism for citizens to receive Notices of Proposed Rulemaking in their areas of interest. When you sign up to receive Regulatory Notices, you are provided with information on the proposed rules, its public hearing and an effortless way to request that the rulemaking agency complete a cost-benefit analysis of the new or amended rules.

links

https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dora-oprrr/coprrr-process