MARCH 21 at State Capitol in Senate Committee Room 354 upon Senate Adjournment
Please contact members of Senate Health and Human Services Committee to support HB18-1180 sponsored by Senator Smallwood and Representative Jovan Melton
CAP Legislative Committee Chair, Dr. Leslie has been working with Senator Smallwood and Representative Jovan Melton on this bill concerning access by a mental health professional to the files of a regulatory board regarding a dismissed complaint filed against the mental health professional. Under current law, when a complaint against a mental health professional is dismissed, information contained in the files of a mental health professional regulatory board is exempt from disclosure under the open records law. The bill allows a mental health professional who is a respondent to a dismissed complaint to access the information contained in the division of professions and occupations's and applicable regulatory boards' files. The names of the respondent's clients and other recipients of services, and any other information that would identify an individual person, must be redacted from the information provided to the respondent.
We anticipate the Committee being called in session sometime that morning. Arrive about 10:00 am and just in case, bring some work with you to wait with us. Thank you. Dr. Reo Leslie, CAP Legislative Committee Chair, Cat Hughes, CAP Legislative Liaison and Carol O'Dowd, CAP President
Committee Contacts are at https://leg.colorado.gov/committees/health-human-services/2018-regular-session
HB 17-1011 to establish a 7 year statute of Limitations for DORA complaints against mental health professionals was sent to the Governor by the Senate and was signed last month. Thank you to all the CAP members who contacted their legislators. Several Legislative Committee members said they heard your voice in the calls and emails to them.