Invitation to Participate in ‘Patients’ Right to Know” Act Stakeholder Process (re: HB23-1218)

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE)

You are invited to participate in the stakeholder process regarding the “Patients’ Right to Know” Act, or HB23-1218, a law passed by the Colorado Legislature in the 2023 session. This new law requires hospitals, rehabilitation hospitals, freestanding emergency departments, and licensed community clinics to make publicly available a list of the health care services which are generally available or subject to significant restriction specifically relating to health care in three areas:

  • Reproductive health-care services;
  • LGBTQ health-care services; and
  • End-of-life health-care services.

In response to the new law the Division will develop, in collaboration with stakeholders, a “Service Availability Form.” Once the form itself is developed, the Division will work to establish rules which bring the law into the pertinent health facility licensing chapters. Once the form is finalized and published, the affected health facilities will be required to provide this form to patients, members of the public, and the Department for public display. For more information, please see the whitepaper here

Our first monthly meeting will be Tuesday, September 26th, 2023, from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm, and on the fourth Tuesday of the month thereafter until the process concludes in spring 2024.

Notice will be emailed directly to all individuals who sign up to receive such messages. Please sign up here. Please feel free to share this link with other interested parties.

All who are interested are welcome to attend and participate. Meeting documents, including agendas, proposed rule language, presentations, etc., will be posted to the public meeting drive no later than a week before each meeting. 

You are receiving this email because you signed up to the interested parties list for this project. If you wish to no longer receive these emails, please reply to this email with that request.

If you have any questions or comments prior to the meeting, feel free to contact myself, Ash Jackson at [email protected], or Alexandra Haas, at [email protected].

Best Regards,

Ash Jackson, Policy Advisor
Policy & Regulation Services