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Official Publication of the State Administrative Rules (24-4-103(11) C.R.S.)

Details of Tracking Number  2018-00404

CCR details

Tracking Number 2018-00404
Type of Filing Emergency
Department 1000 Department of Public Health and Environment
Agency 1015 Prevention Services Division (1009, 1015, 1016 Series)
CCR Number 6 CCR 1015-6
CCR Title State-Designated Health Professional Shortage Area Methodology

Proposed rule

Additional Information
Statutory Authority Section 25-1.5-404, C.R.S. and Section 25-1.5-501 et seq, C.R.S.
Purpose/Objective of Rule SB 18-024, Concerning Modifications to the Colorado Health Service Corps Program Administered by the Department of Public Health and Environment to Expand the Availability of Behavioral Health Providers in Shortage Areas in the State, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation, was signed into law on May 21, 2018. SB 18-024 directs the Board of Health to promulgate rules to assist communities with underserved health care or behavioral health care needs by establishing the state-specific methodologies for designating areas experiencing a shortage of health care professionals or behavioral health care providers. The state-designated health professional shortage area methodology is then used by the Department, with the assistance of the Health Service Corps Advisory Council, to provide loan repayment or scholarships in exchange for services by qualifying professionals in the state-designated shortage areas. SB 18-024 is intended to address the opioid epidemic and increasing overdose rates, SB 18-024 Legislative Declaration (1)(b). SB 18-024 appropriated loan repayment and scholarship funds; these funds are to be issued beginning in SFY 018-19. Emergency rule-making waives the initial Administrative Procedure Act noticing requirements. Emergency rulemaking is authorized pursuant to Section 24-4-103(6), C.R.S. This rule is necessary for the preservation of public health, safety, or welfare and compliance with the requirements of this section would be contrary to the public interest. In addition, the rule is imperatively necessary for the department to execute the loan repayment and scholarship requirements as directed in state law, Section 25-1.5-503, C.R.S. and Section 25-1.5-503.5, C.R.S.
Basis And Purpose BasisAndPurposeAttachment2018-00404.doc
Regulatory analysis RegulatoryAnalysisAttachment2018-00404.doc
Submitted in response to issues raised by COLS/OLLS? No
Is this rule adopted in response to recent legislation? Yes
Recent legislation bill number SB 18-024
Contact Name Stephen Holloway
Contact Title Health Equity & Access Branch Director
Contact Telephone 303-692-2582
Contact email steve.holloway@state.co.us

Adopted rule

Adopted Rules AdoptedRules02018-00404.doc
Redline Redline2018-00404.pdf
Emergency Justification EmergencyJustificationPathAttach2018-00404.doc
Adopting agency Colorado Board of Health
Adopted Date 08/15/2018
Emergency AGO requested date 08/16/2018
Attorney General Opinion 08/30/2018
Colorado Register publication date 09/10/2018
Effective Date 08/15/2018
Inserted into CCR 09/04/2018