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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:

Regional crisis system plans announced

Planned regional enhancements to the Colorado crisis response system will increase collaboration with local law enforcement, improve capacity to conduct face-to-face (including telehealth) assessments; ensure that walk-in centers, crisis stabilization units and acute treatment units are able to accept and triage individuals on emergency mental health holds; and expand local partnerships to ensure jails are not used as a placement option for individuals on emergency mental health holds.

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