MINDSOURCE is seeking feedback from stakeholders on the drafted language for our program rules*. These need to be updated to align with the legislation passed in 2019.

Here is a draft of the new language. For reference, strikethroughs are suggested deletions and ALL CAPS are suggested additions.

Here is an overview of the suggested changes along with reasoning. Here is a slideshow outlining the changes.

MINDSOURCE hosted three live public opportunities for stakeholders to provide input: at our Advisory Board meeting on November 19th, 2020; at our Trust Fund Board meeting on December 18th, 2020; and at a virtual town hall on January 12th, 2021.

MINDSOURCE will continue to receive feedback from stakeholders before the draft rules are read to the State Board in May. Should you have any feedback, comments, or questions, please contact us: https://mindsourcecolorado.org/contact/

*What are “rules”? Laws are created by the Legislature. Some of these laws tell or allow CDHS to write rules for its programs (like MINDSOURCE). A rule is like a set of instructions that can be read by people to understand how a program must behave or what people must do to participate in a program. The State Board of Human Services adopts rules for CDHS. “Adopting” a rule happens when the State Board reads and votes on and passes a rule at one of its meetings. Because rules affect the public, they must be adopted in a way that the public can see. The public and stakeholders of the programs are also able to provide feedback on the drafted language of the rules. This is done during meetings that the public can attend, such as the video call mentioned above. Please reach out to us if you have any questions.