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On May 30, 2018 the Governor signed Senate Bill (SB) 18-231 into law. The bill establishes a Task Force "composed of interested parties to determine what can be done to ease the transition from the educational setting and inform the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing of the number of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities who may be in need of services in any year" [SB 18-231, Section 1(1)(e)]. The bill is designed to address the fact that "children with disabilities and their parents experience difficulties in transitioning from receiving services in the educational setting to receiving services through the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing" [SB 18-231, Section 1(1)(c)]. The Departments of Education and Health Care Policy and Financing are collaborating on the implementation of this bill.
The Task Force is charged with submitting a report by January 2, 2019, of its findings and recommendations to the Health and Human Services Committee of the Colorado Senate, the Public Health and Human Services Committee of the Colorado House of Representatives, and the Colorado Joint Budget Committee, or any successor committees.
In compliance with SB 18-231, the following member appointments have been made. The member category descriptions come from the legislation:
Comments and questions to the Task Force members can be sent to the Project Coordinator:
The Transition Task Force submitted its Final Report on January 2, 2019. The Final Report can be found on the Department's Legislator Resource Center webpage, in the Reports section.
Depart of Health Care Policy and Financing Contact Information: