SB16-147 - Suicide Prevention Through Zero Suicide Model

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning Establishing The Colorado Zero Suicide Model To Reduce Death By Suicide In The Colorado Health Care System.

The bill establishes the Colorado zero suicide model (Colorado model) within the office of suicide prevention (office) in the department of public health and environment (department). The goal and purpose of the Colorado model is to reduce suicide rates and numbers in Colorado through system-level training and strategies for health care systems, including mental and behavioral health systems; physical and mental health clinics in educational institutions; and primary care providers, including pediatricians.

The Colorado model, together with the office of suicide prevention, the office of behavioral health, the department, and the department of health care policy and financing, is encouraged to promote coordination of existing data across health systems.

Health care and mental and behavioral health systems and organizations throughout the state, including hospitals, state crisis services and regional health systems, community mental health centers, community health systems, health management organizations, and behavioral health organizations, including substance abuse treatment organizations, are encouraged to adopt the 7 core tenets of the national zero suicide model.

The office and the department are encouraged to collaborate with relevant entities to coordinate existing data to help gain a more complete understanding of suicide and how to prevent it and to identify groups at the greatest risk. The office shall include a summary of the activities of the Colorado model in the report submitted annually to the general assembly.

Latest update: June 16, 2016
06/16/2016 Sent to the Governor
06/10/2016 Governor Signed
05/09/2016 Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/06/2016 Signed by the President of the Senate
05/04/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/03/2016 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
05/02/2016 House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/28/2016 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
04/05/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment
04/05/2016 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/04/2016 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
03/31/2016 Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 04/04/2016 - No Amendments
03/30/2016 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
03/24/2016 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
03/10/2016 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
03/04/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services