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

May 3, 2019, 8:30 a.m.

Location: Colorado Department of Human Services, 1575 Sherman St., Denver, 80203

Agenda

Work session – 8:30 a.m.
 
Lift the Label Campaign (Cristen Bates, Office of Behavioral Health, CDHS)
 
Rule Making Session – 10:30 a.m.
 
A. Attendance
 
B. Call to Order
 
C. Board Business 
 
1) Minutes from April Board meeting
 
2) Next meeting
 
a) June 7, 2019: Pueblo County Department of Human Services, 405 W. 9th Street, Pueblo, CO 81003
[NOTE: Board determined to move June 7 meeting moved to 1575 Sherman Street, Denver, CO 80203]
b) June 6, 2019: State Board Visit to CMHIP: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m 
[NOTE: Board determined to move June 7 meeting moved to 1575 Sherman Street, Denver, CO 80203, no June 6 activity.]
 
D. Open Comments Period
 
E. Rule Making Session

Document 1: Rulemaking Implementation of HB 18-1363, HB 18-1339 (Child Support Services program) - 9 CCR 2504-1 (18-09-17-02)

Document 2: Rule Update for the Colorado Commission for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and DeafBlind Grant Program - 12 CCR 2516-1 (18-10-18-01)

             Document 3: Rule Update for the Communications Technology Program for the Colorado Commission for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and DeafBlind (18-10-18-03 )

F. Other Business
 
G. Departmental Update
 
Note: Agendas may be modified at the discretion of the Board.

Next Meeting: June 7, 2019, 1575 Sherman Street, Denver, CO 80203

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 kyle.zinth@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 
Bernard Buescher Public Member and Chair 03-01-2021
Julie Westendorff, LaPlata County Commissioner County Commissioner and Vice Chair 03-01-2023
Connie Rule Public Member 03-01-2023
Lynne Telford Public Member 03-01-2023
Thomas Davidson, Summit County Commissioner County Commissioner, Family member of a person with a disability 03-01-2023
John Kefalas, Larimer County Commissioner County Commissioner 03-01-2023
Jeffrey Kuhr, Mesa County Health Department Director 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