Protect Caregiver Privacy

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Colorado: Registry Law Recently Signed, Implementation to Come

SB19-238 was signed into law on May 28, 2019. This act requires home care agencies providing Medicaid services in the state to abide by the following requirements :

  • Expend 77% of reimbursement on caregiver wages

  • Report caregivers’ name, home address, phone number, email, and most recent training

The state would then make the reported info publicly available. It would not disclose an employee's
home address, mailing address, telephone number, or e-mail address if the caregiver requests that the department not disclose the information and the employee indicates to the department that the employee is:

  • A victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or a crime of violence;

  • The subject of a protection order that has been issued by a court against another individual; or

  • Under extraordinary personal circumstances that require an exception to the disclosure requirement to protect the employee's health, safety, welfare, or privacy interests.