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Title Funding for Rural Health Care
Status Sent to the Governor (05/15/2024)
Bill Subjects
  • Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
House Sponsors M. Catlin (R)
M. Lukens (D)
Senate Sponsors D. Roberts (D)
B. Kirkmeyer (R)
House Committee Appropriations
Senate Committee Health and Human Services
Date Introduced 04/25/2024

For the Colorado rural health-care workforce initiative (workforce
initiative), the bill authorizes the department of higher education to enter
into a limited purpose fee-for-service contract with the board of regents
of the university of Colorado for allocation to programs or institutions of
higher education to expand an existing rural track program. If an
allocation is made to a program or institution to expand an existing rural
track program, the department of higher education shall utilize a formula
developed and revised annually by the rural program office that is based
on data that documents the program's or institution's fulfillment of certain
requirements. The bill requires the rural program office to submit a report
to the general assembly each year that includes the allocation formula
developed by the rural program office.
The bill authorizes any money not expended or encumbered from
any appropriation at the end of any fiscal year to remain available for
expenditure for the workforce initiative in the next fiscal year without
further appropriation.
The bill requires the department of health care policy and
financing to distribute money appropriated for payments to rural

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