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OPEN for Comment: Two Proposed Behavioral Health Rules

Recovery Residence Certification Program (HB 19-1009)

The Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) has created a rule draft implementing the Recovery Residence Certification Program as required by House Bill 19-1009. The draft rules establish the requirements that a recovery residence certifying body must be approved by OBH in order to certify recovery residences in Colorado.

Testimony in Favor of Strengthening and Streamlining Colorado's Behavioral Health System

The Colorado Department of Human Services supports House Bill 19-1237Licensing Behavioral Health Entities, which would streamline behavioral health facility and program standards so that individuals can receive the behavioral health services they need quickly and efficiently from facilities licensed to operate in Colorado. 

Helping Communities Get Ahead — Colorado’s First Strategic Plan for Primary Prevention of Substance Abuse

For the first time, Colorado has a statewide strategic plan for primary prevention of substance use. The strategic plan focuses on advancing prevention by using evidence-based programs and strategies; strengthening the prevention workforce; aligning state agency funders of prevention and addressing inequities in substance abuse and access to prevention services.