|Bill #||CBHC Bill Summary||CBHC Contact||Position||Calendar Notification||Short Title||Bill Summary||Most Recent Status||Fiscal Note Status||House Sponsors||Senate Sponsors|
|HB21-1305||Friday, May 14 2021|
GENERAL ORDERS - SECOND READING OF BILLS
(2) in house calendar.
|Mental Health Practice Act||The bill: Exempts conviction records of mental health providers from the "Colorado Open Records Act" if the conviction records meet specified criteria; Allows a licensed, registered, or certified mental health provider to petition the applicable board to have a letter of admonition issued by the board sealed and made confidential except under certain circumstances. Each board has the sole discretion to determine whether to approve or deny the petition and the board's determination is final. Specifies criteria that a board must consider when making its determination; Provides exceptions as to when a board may unseal or share a letter of admonition; Specifies title use restrictions for certified addiction specialists, certified addiction technicians, and addiction counselor candidates; Establishes supervision privileges for licensed and certified addiction counselors; and Clarifies the education and hours of practice required to be certified or licensed as an addiction counselor and the scope of practice of licensed addiction counselors.(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)||5/11/2021 House Committee on Public & Behavioral Health & Human Services Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole||No fiscal impact for this bill||Michaelson Jenet and Pelton-||Winter--|