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Bill Detail: SB23-261

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Title Direct Care Workforce Stabilization Board
Status Governor Signed (06/05/2023)
Bill Subjects
  • Health Care & Health Insurance
  • Labor & Employment
  • State Government
House Sponsors M. Duran (D)
J. Willford (D)
Senate Sponsors J. Danielson (D)
T. Exum Sr. (D)
House Committee State, Civic, Military and Veterans Affairs
Senate Committee Business, Labor and Technology
Date Introduced 03/31/2023

The bill creates the direct care workforce stabilization board
(board) in the department of labor and employment (department) to
review the direct care industry, which is the industry of workers who
provide home-based or community-based direct care to individuals who
require assistance in accomplishing activities of daily living. The bill
directs the board, at least once every 2 years, to review the direct care
industry and develop recommendations for:
  • Minimum employment standards for direct care workers
based on information gathered through an investigation of
the direct care industry market; and
  • Improving state communications with direct care workers
about their rights and the obligations of direct care
The board must conduct public hearings to engage direct care
workers, direct care employers, and direct care consumers in the
development of the standards and recommendations for improved
communications. The executive director of the department may direct the
board to review minimum direct care employment standards more
The board must report any recommendations approved by at least
6 board members to the governor and specified committees of the general
assembly by September 1, 2024, and at least every 2 years thereafter.
Direct care employers are prohibited from retaliating against direct care
workers for participating in board meetings and activities. The board is
subject to a sunset review and repeal on September 1, 2029.

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