State Board of Human Services

ATTENTION: The April 3, 2020 meeting will be entirely virtual. Connection information and agenda are below. In an attempt to quickly and succinctly provide the public with relevant information, a brief notice has also been prepared that discusses ways to connect and submit public testimony.

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

April 3, 2020 - 8:30 a.m.

Location: At the direction of the Governor, all non-essential travel has been cancelled and the April 3, 2020 State Board of Human Services will be held remotely. Information on how to connect may be found below under "Live Meeting Broadcasts." The below rules agenda is subject to change, and should information on how to remotely connect change, it will be updated below.

Agenda

A. Call to Order
 
B. Attendance
 
C. Board Business ​
 
D. Open Comments Period
 
E. Rule Making Session (NOTE: To access proposed rules, please scroll down to access Rule Making Session Agendas, Documents & Minutes folder one week prior to the next scheduled meeting.)
Second Read

DOCUMENT 1: Sibling Foster Care 1 of 3 (19-09-11-01) (OCYF, Lisa Mayer and Minna Castillo Cohen)

DOCUMENT 2: Sibling Foster Care 2 of 3 (19-09-11-02) (OCYF, Lisa Mayer and Minna Castillo Cohen) 

DOCUMENT 3: Sibling Foster Care 3 of 3 (19-09-11-03) (OCYF, Lisa Mayer and Minna Castillo Cohen) 

First Read

DOCUMENT 4: ASAM Levels of Care Update (20-02-21-01) (OBH, Ryan Templeton and Robert Werthwein)

DOCUMENT 5: Disability Navigator for the Aid to the Needy Disabled - State Only (AND-SO) Program (20-01-09-02) (OES, Crickett Phelps and Ki'i Powell)

Emergency Rules

 DOCUMENT 6: Revisions to Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) (20-03-18-01) (OES, Theresa Kullen and Ki'i Powell)

DOCUMENT 7: Appeal and State Level Fair Hearing (20-03-12-01) (OES/OAS, Danielle Dunaway, Marc Mackert, and Ki'i Powell)

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

Next Meeting: May 8, 2020, 8:30 a.m., 1575 Sherman Street, Denver, CO, 80203 [NOTE: Meeting location subject to change based on events related to the COVID-19 situation.]

PLEASE NOTE: The following rules will not be on the agenda for final adoption on April 3, but are instead anticipated to be read for final adoption at at a later State Board of Human Services meeting:  

  • Child Welfare Adoption Rules 7.306 (Part 2 of 3) (19-09-10-01) (OCYF, Michelle López and Minna Castillo Cohen)
  • Technical Clean-Up of Colorado Works (20-01-09-01) (OES, Rebecca Balu and Ki'i Powell)

Questions? Please contact CDHS State Board and Boards & Commissions Administrator Kyle Zinth at 303.866.5922 or kyle.zinth@state.co.us

Live Meeting Broadcasts

CDHS broadcasts all State Board meetings. To Join, from your computer or laptop, click the following GoToWebinar link. Ensure your computer's microphone is installed and operating if you have prescheduled yourself to provide testimony. Click to register for the GoToWebinar broadcast. To ensure your timely connection, please register in advance of the meeting.

Or call 866-901-6455 to listen by phone. Access Code: 967-869-485. Please note that this is a listen only line. If you plan to offer spoken testimony, you will need to connect via the above option utilizing your computer's audio.

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 GoToWebinar 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 GoToWebinar 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. 
 
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 03-01-2021
Julie Westendorff, LaPlata County Commissioner County Commissioner and 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 and Vice Chair 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