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eNLC Bill First 2018 Bill to Colorado Governor

Posted: January 17, 2018

The first bill to the desk of Gov. John Hickenlooper in the 2018 legislative session is a bipartisan agreement that assures that many Colorado licensed RNs will retain their compact license status.

SB18-027 passed on 3rd Reading in the Colorado House of Representatives this morning.

Upon the Governor’s signature, the bill will go into effect January 19, 2018, assuring no lapse in licensure for current compact licensed RNs.
The bill’s proponents sent a “Thank you” to the more than 80 sponsors from both the Colorado House and Senate.  A special thank you went to the key sponsors, Senators Smallwood & Todd, and Representatives McKean and Kraft-Tharp.

The bill was first introduced Jan. 10 and passed seven calendar days later.

The Colorado Nurses Association thanked the work of Megan Wagner of Brandeberry McKenna Public Affairs for her leadership in this process.


HCAC Co-Sponsors Legislative Reception On Thursday, Jan. 18

Posted: Jan. 10, 2018

The Home Care Association of Colorado is among the nonprofit trade associations and professional societies sponsoring the 2018 Colorado Society of Association Executives' 2018 Legislative Reception.

The reception is Thursday, January 18, from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM at the William D. Barrow Building, Colorado Automobile Dealers Association, 290 E. Speer Boulevard, Denver, CO 80203.

HCAC will join Colorado trade and professional association leaders, state elected officials, and media representatives for networking and relaxed discussions in an informal, after-hours setting.


Members: Listen To Last Month's Conference Call on CoPs Here

Posted: Jan. 10, 2018

Home Care Association of Colorado members can access a playback of HCAC's most recent quarterly members-only conference call, which occurred on Dec.15, 2017. You must be signed in a member to hear the playback here. 

On the call, special guest Matt Shadle from CDPHE joined to speak about the implementation of Conditions of Participation. 

Also, there were legislative and regulatory updates from Ellen Caruso, HCAC Director of Government Affairs, Betsy Murray and Eliza Schultz, HCAC lobbyists. 

Not a member? Join us!


Please Welcome HCAC’s Newest 2018 Members

Posted: Jan. 10, 2018

Please help us welcome our most recently renewed/new members:

Provider Members:

  • AffirmiCare

  • COBALT Home Health Care

Allied Members:

  • CareCentrix

  • Colorado Health Care Training & Consulting

  • Innovative Consulting Services, LLC

Has your agency or organization's membership expired, or do you want to join HCAC? Providers, click here for more information on membership and to join. If you are a company that provides good or services to home health/care providers, please join as an Allied member by clicking here.

Thank you for your support!

If you have questions, please contact us at


Senate Passes RAISE Family Caregivers Act, Bill Will Go to President for Signature

Posted: Jan. 9, 2018

The U.S. Senate passed the RAISE (Recognize, Assist, Include Support and Engage) Family Caregivers Act on Monday night, a significant victory for NAHC and all allies of home health and caregivers, the National Association of Home Care & Hospice reports. NAHC championed this legislation and helped usher its passage through both the House and the Senate and we look forward to it being signed into law by the president.

The RAISE Family Caregivers Act will:

  • Implement the federal Commission on Long-Term Care’s bipartisan recommendation that Congress require the development of a national strategy to support family caregivers.
  • Create an advisory body to bring together relevant federal agencies and others from the private and public sectors to advise and make recommendations.
  • Identify specific actions that government, communities, providers, employers, and others can take to recognize and support family caregivers and be updated annually.

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