2017 Colorado Revised Statutes
Title 25.5 - Health Care Policy and Financing
Colorado Medical Assistance Act
Article 5 - Colorado Medical Assistance Act - Services and Programs
Part 3 - Services With Special State Provisions
§ 25.5-5-309. Pregnant women - needs assessment - referral to treatment program

(1) The health care practitioner for each pregnant woman who is enrolled or eligible for services pursuant to section 25.5-5-101 (1)(c) or 25.5-5-201 (1)(m.5) shall be encouraged to identify as soon as possible after such woman is determined to be pregnant whether such woman is at risk of a poor birth outcome due to substance abuse during the prenatal period and in need of special assistance in order to reduce such risk. If the health care practitioner makes such a determination regarding any pregnant woman, the health care practitioner shall be encouraged to refer such woman to any entity approved and licensed by the department of human services for the performance of a needs assessment. Any pregnant woman who is eligible for services pursuant to section 25.5-5-201 (1)(m.5) may refer herself for such needs assessment.

(2) For the purposes of this section, unless the context otherwise requires, a "needs assessment" means an assessment that is designed to make a determination of what services are needed by a pregnant woman to minimize the occurrence of a poor birth outcome due to substance abuse by such pregnant woman.

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