On May 30, 2018 the Governor signed Senate Bill (SB) 18-231 into law. The bill established a Task Force "composed of interested parties to determine what can be done to ease the transition from the educational setting and inform the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing of the number of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities who may be in need of services in any year" [SB 18-231, Section 1(1)(e)]. The bill was designed to address the fact that "children with disabilities and their parents experience difficulties in transitioning from receiving services in the educational setting to receiving services through the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing" [SB 18-231, Section 1(1)(c)]. The Departments of Education and Health Care Policy & Financing collaborated on the implementation of this bill.
SB 18-231 Task Force
The Task Force was charged with submitting a report by January 2, 2019, of its findings and recommendations to the Health and Human Services Committee of the Colorado Senate, the Public Health and Human Services Committee of the Colorado House of Representatives, and the Colorado Joint Budget Committee, or any successor committees.
Task Force Final Report
The Transition Task Force submitted its Final Report on January 2, 2019.