Amendments for SB21-181

Senate Journal, April 1
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB21-181 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee on Appropriations with
favorable recommendation.
Amend printed bill, page 6, strike lines 10 through 22 and substitute:

"(2.5) (a) ON OR BEFORE JANUARY 1, 2022, AND CONTINUING EVERY
TWO YEARS THEREAFTER, THE OFFICE SHALL CONDUCT AN ASSESSMENT AND
PUBLISH A REPORT".

Page 6, line 23, after "DISPARITIES" insert "AND INEQUITIES".

Page 6, line 23, strike "BY RACE AND ETHNICITY".

Page 6, line 25, after "DISPARITIES" insert "AND INEQUITIES".

Page 7, line 5, after "DISPARITIES" insert "AND INEQUITIES".

Page 7, strike lines 6 and 7 and substitute "AGENCY THAT HAS REPRESENTATION
ON THE COMMISSION SHALL USE THE REPORT IN THEIR PLAN AS DESCRIBED IN
SUBSECTION (2.5)(b)(I) OF THIS SECTION. IN EACH REPORT AFTER THE FIRST
PUBLISHED REPORT, THE OFFICE SHALL REPORT THE PROGRESS MADE BY THE
COMMISSION PURSUANT TO SUBSECTION (2.5)(b) OF THIS SECTION TO ADDRESS
THE SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH AND THE STRATEGIES USED TO ADDRESS
HEALTH DISPARITIES AND INEQUITIES.".

Page 7, after line 7 insert:
"(b) WITHIN SIX MONTHS AFTER THE PUBLICATION OF THE FIRST REPORT
REQUIRED IN SUBSECTION (2.5)(a) OF THIS SECTION:
(I) THE GOVERNOR SHALL CONVENE THE COMMISSION TO CONDUCT A
STRATEGIC PLANNING PROCESS AND DEVELOP AN EQUITY STRATEGIC PLAN, TO
RESPOND TO THE REPORT, AND TO ENSURE THAT THERE IS COORDINATION IN
EQUITY-RELATED WORK ACROSS STATE AGENCIES TO ADDRESS THE SOCIAL
DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH IN EACH AGENCY'S RESPECTIVE AREAS. THE
STRATEGIC PLANNING PROCESS MUST INCLUDE INPUT FROM COMMUNITY
STAKEHOLDERS AND POLICYMAKERS. THE OFFICE MAY COLLABORATE WITH THE
HEALTH EQUITY AND COMMUNITY GRANT PROGRAM CREATED IN SECTION
25-4-2203 TO ADDRESS ISSUES IDENTIFIED BY THE EQUITY STRATEGIC PLAN.
(II) EACH MEMBER OF THE COMMISSION THAT REPRESENTS A STATE
AGENCY SHALL DEVELOP A PLAN TO ADDRESS THE SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF
HEALTH RELEVANT TO THAT STATE AGENCY AS THEY AFFECT HEALTH
DISPARITIES AND INEQUITIES. EACH STATE AGENCY SHALL DEDICATE UP TO
TWENTY HOURS OF STAFF TIME TO THE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION
OF THE EQUITY STRATEGIC PLAN.".

Page 7, line 9, after "(2)(a)(V)," insert "(2)(a)(VI),".

Page 7, line 10, strike "and (2)(a)(XI)" and substitute "(2)(a)(XI), (2)(a)(XII),
and (2)(a)(XIII)".

Page 7, line 12, strike "TWENTY" and substitute "TWENTY-TWO".

Page 7, line 15 insert:

"(VI) The executive director of the department of health care policy and
financing, or his or her THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S designee;".

Page 7, line 23, strike "AND".

Page 7, line 25, strike "DESIGNEE." and substitute "DESIGNEE;
(XII) THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS,
OR THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S DESIGNEE; AND
(XIII) THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER
EDUCATION, OR THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S DESIGNEE.".


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