(1)In order to make mental health treatment available, it is the intent of the general assembly that mental health treatment provided pursuant to this article to each child described in section 27-67-103 (2) be provided by mental health agencies.
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(a)If neither the family’s private insurance nor federal medicaid funding cover all of the costs associated with the services provided to a child at risk of out-of-home placement pursuant to this article, then the family is responsible for paying that portion that is not covered by private insurance or federal medicaid funding on a sliding scale basis as set forth in subsection (3) of this section. Any remaining portion of the services not covered by private insurance, federal medicaid funding, or the family’s share, shall be paid for from any moneys appropriated by the general assembly for that purpose.
(3)The state board of human services shall promulgate rules implementing a sliding scale for the payment of services, including mental health treatment and room and board, that are not covered by private insurance or federal medicaid funding. It is the intent of the general assembly that subsidies provided by the state through general fund money must be used to assist the lowest income families to ensure the maximum use of appropriate least restrictive treatment services and to provide access to the greatest number of children and youth.
Section 27-67-106 — Funding - rules,
https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-27.pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).