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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.
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.
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)
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)
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)
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:
Questions? Please contact CDHS State Board and Boards & Commissions Administrator Kyle Zinth at 303.866.5922 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Public Member Testifying Guidelines
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.
The Colorado State Board of Human Services hereinafter referred to as the "Board" is created by statute in Section 26-1-107, C.R.S., and its members are appointed pursuant thereto.
These by-laws may be amended or repealed and new bylaws may be adopted by a majority vote of the entire membership of the Board at any regular meeting of the Board.
State Board Administration shall provide a copy of these bylaws to all new members of the Board upon their appointment and to any other person who requests a copy.
It being the desire of the Board to meet its responsibilities to the people of Colorado, and, in the most efficient and conscientious manner possible, to discharge its duties under the law, the State Board of Human Services does by resolution hereby adopt these by-laws this 6th day of February 2015 to be effective immediately.
By unanimous vote, the Colorado State Board of Human Services approves and adopts these By-Laws on June 7, 2019 to be effective immediately.
Signed by Bernard Buescher, Chairman
On January 11, 2011, Governor Hickenlooper signed Executive Order D 2011-005, “Establishing a Policy to Enhance the Relationship between State and Local Government".
The Executive Order’s goal is to enhance the partnership between state and local government by requiring that state rulemaking agencies consult with and engage local governments prior to the promulgation of any rules containing mandates and to prevent excessive or unnecessary regulation of local government through increased intergovernmental communication. This executive order was codified in section 24-4-103(2.7) of the Administrative Procedure Act by the passage of Senate Bill 2012-026.
Local governments will continue to be contacted to solicit their input in the development of proposed rules with state mandates through the process established by the Office of State Planning and Budgeting and the Department of Local Affairs in 2012.