This issue brief provides an overview of minors' rights to deny others access to medical records under the Health Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and Colorado state law. It also discusses state law pertaining to the ability of minors to consent to medical care.
The United States is the only industrialized nation in the world that does not mandate access to paid family and medical leave (PFML) benefits. Simultaneously, nearly half of Americans live paycheck-to-paycheck and are unable to access two thousand dollars in the event of an emergency. On May 30, 2019 Senate Bill 19-188 (SB 19-188) was passed to prepare for the implementation of a paid family and medical leave program in Colorado by establishing a family and medical leave implementation task force, charged with providing a final recommendation on 16 factors, regarding a paid family and medical leave program for all employees in the state.