Children and Youth Mental Health Treatment Act

The Children and Youth Mental Health Treatment Act (CYMHTA) (C.R.S. 27-67-101, et. seq.), also called House Bill 18-1094, allows for families to access mental health treatment services for their child or youth. CYMHTA is an alternative to child welfare involvement when a dependency and neglect action isn’t warranted. CYMHTA funding can be available when there is no other appropriate funding source for treatment, such as private insurance. 

To be eligible for the Children and Youth Mental Health Treatment Act, a child or youth:

  • Must have a mental health diagnosis
  • Must be at risk of out of home placement
  • Isn’t eligible for Medicaid
  • Accesses the program prior to their 18th birthday
  • Doesn’t have a pending or current dependency and neglect action with child welfare

Contact

For additional questions or assistance regarding the Children and Youth Mental Health Treatment Act, please contact the CYMHTA Program Manager, Stacey Davis at 303.866.7468 or stacey.davis@state.co.us.