House Bill 18-1065
Employees Who Have Harmed Vulnerable Persons
Who is sponsoring this bill?
Representative Susan Beckman, Representative Janet Buckner and Senator Kent Lambert
Why is HB18-1065 needed?
Currently, the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) is prevented by law from hiring someone who has a finding of abuse or neglect on their record. Yet, in certain instances, CDHS has been unable to terminate employees who receive such a finding while they are employed at a state facility.
What will HB18-1065 do?
- Keep vulnerable clients safer from employees who engage in mistreatment, abuse, neglect or exploitation;
- Allow the appointing authority to take appropriate disciplinary action;
- Change the statute so the safety of clients in 24/7 facilities in Colorado is a top priority.
Click here to view/print the Fact Sheet for HB18-1065.
Click here to view/print the draft of HB18-1065.
Click here to view/print the Fiscal Note for HB18-1065.
For more information on the Colorado Children's Trust Fund or HB 18-1065, contact
Colorado Department of Human Services