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Stakeholder Meeting: Emergency Mental Health Procedures
Monday, October 11, 2021, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM MDT
Category: State Stakeholder Meeting

Please join Mental Health Colorado, in collaboration with the Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Behavioral Health, to discuss how services are provided to individuals experiencing a mental health emergency and ways to improve emergency mental health procedures in Colorado.

Stakeholder meetings will be held on the second and fourth Monday of each month from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm using the same zoom link provided below. Stakeholder meetings will be held from February – November of 2021, with expected legislation to be introduced in the 2022 session.

Any updates to the stakeholder process will be provided here and on our Mental Health Colorado Facebook page, so please follow us to stay up to date with the stakeholder process.

Article 65 of Title 27, in Colorado Revised Statutes (27-65, C.R.S.) establishes both the legal requirements and patient rights for voluntary and involuntary treatment services for individuals with a mental health disorder. The goals of this stakeholder group include:

  • Redefining the Involuntary Transportation Hold (M0.5)
  • Exploring which professionals can and should be able to initiate an involuntary mental health hold (M1 or M0.5)
  • Addressing professional training requirements
  • Addressing inconsistencies in how the 72-Hour Mental Health Holds (M1) procedure is implemented
  • Clarifying patient rights at each phase of mental health services

If you know of anyone who might be interested in these stakeholder meetings, please share the meeting link: 

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If you wish to participate in these meetings, please reach out to Lauren Snyder at Mental Health Colorado, [email protected].

Do you have an M1-related story to share? 

Stakeholder documents can be found at the bottom of this web page.