On January 11, 2012, Sen. Spence and Rep. Summers introduced SB 12-011 – Concerning the differential response pilot program for child abuse or neglect cases of low or moderate risk. This summary is published here courtesy of the Colorado Bar Association’s e-Legislative Report.
Under current law, only 5 counties may participate in the differential response pilot program for child abuse or neglect cases of low or moderate risk. The bill eliminates this limitation and allows the executive director of the state department of human services to select participating counties. On and after July 1, 2012, the executive director shall consult with the participating county departments before selecting any additional county departments to participate in the pilot program.
Since this summary, the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services referred the bill unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole.
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