Maternal, Child and Reproductive Health

This page will serve as a resource for news and updates related to New Legislation: SB 21-194, SB 21-009, SB 21-025, SB 21-016; SB 19-195: Child and Youth Behavioral Health; the Maternal Opioid Misuse (MOM) Model Grant; and the Maternal Advisory Committee (MAC). To contact the Department about any of these programs, please email hcpf_MaternalChildHealth@state.co.us.

Bill Number Bill Summary and Intended Impact
SB 21-194 Extends postpartum coverage to 365 days for persons who qualified for medical assistance benefits while pregnant. This will allow the pregnant person to maintain access to services during the postpartum period beyond the current 60-day coverage period.
SB 21-009 Required family planning coverage for undocumented residents as a Medicaid benefit. The legislation aims to reduce the rates of unintended pregnancy among undocumented residents. Please see "News and Updates" for new implementation date.
SB 21-025 Requires Health First Colorado (Colorado's Medicaid program) to provide family planning services to individuals up to 250% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL), which could reduce unintended pregnancy for members in this expanded income group.
SB 21-016 Expands preventive services and redefines family planning related to services as eligible outside managed care organizations, likely reducing unintended pregnancies. 


News and Updates

Stakeholder Engagement

The Department will be holding a stakeholder meeting on February 28, 2022, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and requests attendance and input from community members on communication strategies for providers and members regarding the new legislation below. The Department will also provide an update on the Family Planning and Family Planning Related benefit definition discussion from the January stakeholder meeting.

Reproductive Health Care Program Update

Senate Bill 21-009, Reproductive Health Care Program, requires the Department of Health Care Policy & Financing to cover access to family planning for people with undocumented status. The Department is working on implementing this bill, but there will be a short delay because of the Department’s COVID-19 public health emergency responsibilities.

The original timeline for full implementation was January 2022. Because of the delay, we expect the bill to be fully implemented by July 2022.

During the delay, people with undocumented status can get family planning help through Title X Family Planning Clinics. Learn more about the clinics and how to get help with family planning now

Actualización del programa de cuidados de salud reproductiva

Proyecto de ley 21-009 del Senado. El programa de cuidados de salud reproductiva requiere que el Departamento de Políticas y Financiamiento de Atención Médica cubra el acceso a la planificación familiar de las personas indocumentadas. El Departamento está trabajando en la implementación de esta ley, pero habrá un pequeño retraso debido a las responsabilidades del Departamento por la emergencia pública a causa de la COVID-19.

El plazo inicial para la implementación total era en enero de 2022. Debido al retraso, esperamos que el proyecto de ley se implemente por completo en julio de 2022.

Durante este retraso, las personas indocumentadas podrán acceder a la planificación familiar a través de las clínicas de planificación familiar Título X. Infórmese más sobre estas clínicas y sobre cómo obtener ayuda con la planificación familiar ahora

 

New Legislation: SB 21-194, SB 21-009, SB 21-025, SB 21-019

SB 21-194: Bill Text

SB 21-009: Bill Text

SB 21-025: Bill Text

SB 21-016: Bill Text

SB 19-195 Child and Youth Behavioral Health

SB 19-195: Bill Text

Maternal Opioid Misuse (MOM) Model Grant

Grant Information

Additional Information


Please direct any questions or feedback to our Maternal, Child and Reproductive Health inbox: hcpf_maternalchildhealth@state.co.us.