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Notice of Rulemaking- FDA Approval of Stiripentol December 14, 2018

November 6, 2018

The Department of Health Care Policy and Financing - Medical Services will be holding a rulemaking hearing on Friday, December 14th, 2018, 9:00 am on rules regarding FDA Approval of Stiripentol. The hearing will be held at: 303 East 17th Avenue, 11th Floor, Denver CO 80203.

The purpose of this rulemaking is: 

Stiripentol, a drug used to treat an epileptic condition known as Dravet Syndrome, is now FDA approved. Due to the recent FDA approval of Stiripentol, its reference under 10 C.C.R. 2505-10, Section 8.800.4.C.5.a, as a non-FDA approved drug will be deleted. The Department currently covers Stiripentol and will continue covering Stiripentol. This rule change is simply a technical clean-up to remove its designation as a non-FDA approved drug.

If you believe there will be a significant negative impact on small business, job creation or economic competitiveness, you may request that the Department of Regulatory Agencies require the rulemaking agency to prepare a cost-benefit analysis of a proposed rule or amendment. This request must be made to the Department of Regulatory Agencies by Thursday, November 15th, 2018.

You may also submit comments directly to the rulemaking agency for the agency's consideration during the upcoming rulemaking hearing.

 

Rule making - Designation and Maintaining Psychiatric & Residential Treatment Facilities December 14, 2018

November 6, 2018

The Department of Health Care Policy and Financing - Medical Services will be holding a rulemaking hearing on Friday, December 14th, 2018, 9:00 am on rules regarding Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facili. The hearing will be held at: 303 East 17th Avenue, 11th Floor, Denver CO 80203.

The purpose of this rulemaking is: 

The Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) and Residential Child Care Facility 
(RCCF) rule section at 10 C.C.R. 2505-10, Section 8.765, requires an update to reflect the 
most current diagnostic manual, agency names, statutory references, State Plan 
Amendments, assessment tools, and federal requirements concerning restraint and 
seclusion. To align the rule with current practice, the update also identifies the Colorado 
Department of Human Services' (CDHS) Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) as the agency 
responsible for designating and licensing RCCFs and the requirement that PRTFs be certified 
by CDHS has been removed. Finally, the update includes a provision conerning RCCFs' ability 
to enroll as a separate provider type to render medically necessary services not included in 
the RCCF benefit. While this has always been the case, it is not specified in the current rule.

If you believe there will be a significant negative impact on small business, job creation or economic competitiveness, you may request that the Department of Regulatory Agencies require the rulemaking agency to prepare a cost-benefit analysis of a proposed rule or amendment. This request must be made to the Department of Regulatory Agencies by Thursday, November 15th, 2018.

You may also submit comments directly to the rulemaking agency for the agency's consideration during the upcoming rulemaking hearing.

 

Department of Public Health Rulemaking Newborn Screening December 19, 2018

November 6, 2018

The Department of Public Health and Environment - State Board of Health will be holding a rulemaking hearing on Wednesday, December 19th, 2018, 10:00 am on rules regarding Substantial Revisions to rule. The hearing will be held at: 4300 Cherry Creek Drive South, Denver CO 80246.

The purpose of this rulemaking is: 

The department is recommending amendments to implement HB 18-1006 and requests the Board of Health adopt the second newborn screening rules from the Executive Director. Additionally, proposed amendments implement the new directive of HB 18-1006 authorizing the board of health to promulgate rules to establish and maintain appropriate follow-up services on positive screen cases in order that measures may be taken to prevent death or intellectual or other permanent disabilities. Lastly, the department proposed revisions implement updates to align with current statutory language and statutory citations.

If you believe there will be a significant negative impact on small business, job creation or economic competitiveness, you may request that the Department of Regulatory Agencies require the rulemaking agency to prepare a cost-benefit analysis of a proposed rule or amendment. This request must be made to the Department of Regulatory Agencies by Thursday, November 15th, 2018.

You may also submit comments directly to the rulemaking agency for the agency's consideration during the upcoming rulemaking hearing.

 

Notice of Rule Making Child Welfare Department of Human Services December 7, 2018

November 6, 2018

The Department of Human Services - State Board of Human Services will be holding a rulemaking hearing on Friday, December 7th, 2018, 8:30 am on rules regarding Referral and Assessment. The hearing will be held at: 1575 Sherman Street, Denver CO 80203.

The purpose of this rulemaking is: 

 

In 2012, the Child Fatality Review Team recommended that the Division of Child Welfare explore the implementation of a safety assessment tool for the Program Area 4 (PA4): Youth in Conflict - population. Additionally, counties and stakeholders expressed concerns that services being provided to the PA4 population lacked consistency between counties. This was largely due to a lack of rules implementing a minimum standard of practice for the PA4 population, which led children/youth to: (1) youth enter placement and cases opening without a caseworker ever meeting a parent in person or seeing the home; (2) youth remaining in care for extended periods of time; and (3) a lack of urgency in locating permanent placements for PA4 children/youth. These rules are intended to increase parent engagement, ensure that all families are assessed for safety and risk, and provide a minimum standard of practice in order to reduce unnecessary out of home placements by promoting the use of kin for out of home placements.

If you believe there will be a significant negative impact on small business, job creation or economic competitiveness, you may request that the Department of Regulatory Agencies require the rulemaking agency to prepare a cost-benefit analysis of a proposed rule or amendment. This request must be made to the Department of Regulatory Agencies by Thursday, November 15th, 2018.

You may also submit comments directly to the rulemaking agency for the agency's consideration during the upcoming rulemaking hearing.

 

 

 

Colorado Center for Health Progress Seeking Input To Protect Immigrants

October 22, 2018

PROTECT OUR IMMIGRANTS

The proposed rule would punish immigrants that enroll in income-based programs they are eligible for, like Medicaid or SNAP, by denying them entry into the United States or denying their application for a green card. An individual denied entry is not able to reunite with their family in the US and an individual denied a green card is at risk of being deported. With this proposed rule change, families that are trying to live and work legally in the US risk being separated by deportation if they decide to use benefits that ensure they can see a doctor and that they have enough food when money is tight.

The public has the opportunity to comment on this proposed change from now until December 9. We need as many people as possible to submit comments so that we can stall, and hopefully defeat, this attack on immigrants and their families. Please show the Trump administration that we do not support its agenda of hate against our neighbors and families.

You can write your own comments or use some of the template comments we’ve compiled. Sharing data and personal stories is recommended.

SUBMIT YOUR COMMENTS NOW!

Comments need to be submitted in English. If you need help translating your comments from a language other than English, please contact Aubrey Hill at [email protected]. If you would like to submit comments but do not have access to a computer, please contact Center for Health Progress at 720.583.1760.

Please share this action alert with your networks, friends, families and call on them to send their comments, as well!

 
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