On April 23, 2021, the Colorado House of Representatives publised this House Bill 21-1097 (HB 21-1097) to establish a Behavioral Health Administration (BHA). The act addresses multiple recommendations from the Colorado behavioral health task force (task force), created in 2019, related to the creation of a BHA. The BHA would be a single state agency to lead, promote, and administer the state's behavioral health priorities. The act requires the department of human services (department) to submit a plan for the creation of the BHA on or before November 1, 2021, to the joint budget committee and to . . .
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