Legislation Passed During the 2022 Colorado Session Related to Pregnancy, Substance Use, and Families
Colorado’s 2022 legislative session wrapped up in May, and it included the passage of many new pieces of legislation that will impact individuals with the capacity to become pregnant, children, and families.
We’ve put together a summary of what passed this session that is relevant to substance use and families, including topics across behavioral health, reproductive and perinatal medical care, early childhood, economic security, and more.
Support for families impacted by behavioral health
Access to reproductive and perinatal medical care
Family financial security
Paid family and medical leave policies
Looking ahead and to the federal level: While this year’s state legislative session is over, we will need to continue to pay attention to the following related to reproductive health, substance use, and families:
Have questions about any of this recently passed legislation or want to get involved in advocating for the FASD Respect Act or other next steps?
Reach out to Illuminate Colorado’s strategic initiatives manager, Cassie Davis, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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