2017 Legislative Session

Many contentious issues were successfully resolved and sent to Governor Hickenlooper this year. Among the greatest achievements were an end to the four-year stalemate over construction defects and the passage of the bill creating the Hospital Provider Fee (HPF) enterprise, which also included much-needed funding for transportation and education.

While the HPF enterprise was the focal point of the Association’s efforts at the legislature, CHA was ultimately able to successfully tackle every issue on its legislative agenda. For more information, view the CHA 2017 Legislative Report.

2017 Legislative Briefs

A number of bill passed during the 2017 legislative session and signed by Governor Hickenlooper have operational implications for hospitals and health systems, and many have also begun to take effect following a 60-day implementation period following the bill signing. To assist member hospitals and health systems in understanding these new laws, CHA has developed a comprehensive set of fact sheets with an overview of each law and its implications for hospitals.