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Behavioral health community forums identify successes, areas to improve

The Office of Behavioral Health hosted six community forums across the state in September 2017 to discuss behavioral health successes, needs and opportunities with individuals with lived experience, families, service providers, behavioral health workers, local human services, community partners and more. The forums facilitated an open dialogue about available services, ideas for next steps, and stigma reduction.

Feedback wanted on proposed rules for involuntary transportation for immediate screening

Senate Bill 17-207 introduced new language intended to divert individuals with behavioral health disorders from entering the criminal justice system.  This legislation included changes to Section 27-65-105, C.R.S., including the creation of a new involuntary transportation of immediate screening hold.  This new involuntary transportation hold:

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