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. 

State Board of Human Services Meetings

June 18, 2018 

Location: Colorado Department of Human Services, 1575 Sherman Street, 8th Floor, EDO Conference Room, Denver, CO 80203

10:00 AM Executive Director Session

Office of Behavioral Health

1)  Document 1: Certified Addiction Counselor Clinical Training Program - Approved Trainer Fees

 

July 6, 2018 

Location: Colorado Department of Human Services, 1575 Sherman Street, 8th Floor, Denver, CO 80203

8:30 AM Work Session

1)  State Targeted Response for Opioid Addiction - Robert Werthwein, Director of the Office of Behavioral Health

10:00 AM Rulemaking Session

Office of Economic Security

1) Document 1: Basic Cash Assistance Increase (9 CCR 2503-6) 18-01-03-01

2) Document 2: Big Rule Updates (10 CCR 2506-1) 18-02-07-03

3) Document 3: Aid to the Needy Disabled State Only and Home Care Allowance Grant Increase (9 CCR 2503-5) 17-11-28-01

4) Document 4: Updates to Broad Based Categorical Eligibility (10 CCR 2506-1) 18-05-09-01

Office of Performance and Strategic Outcomes

5) Document 5: Additional Actions when a County Department has had Prior/Current Involvement (12 CCR 2509-2) 18-02-05-01

Office of Children, Youth, and Families

6) Document 6: Administering Funds and Standards for Domestic Violence Advocacy Services (12 CCR 2512-2) 18-02-22-01

Office of Early Childhood

7) Document 7: Colorado Child Care Assistance Program Rules (9 CCR 2503-9) 18-04-02-01

8) Document 8: General Rules for Child Care Facilities, Centers, and Homes (12 CCR 2509-8) 18-04-09-01

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

 

 

Live Meeting Broadcasts

CDHS broadcasts all State Board meetings. Click to join the live GoToMeeting broadcast. 

Or call 866-899-4679 to listen by phone. Access Code: 758-645-967

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