The bill makes the following modifications to the "Colorado Governmental Immunity Act" (CGIA):
- Unless otherwise excepted under the bill, section 1 of the bill excludes from the definition of "public employee" under the CGIA any health care practitioner or any health care professional who is employed by the university of Colorado hospital authority (authority) unless the practitioner or professional is providing services within the course and scope of the person's responsibilities as an employee or volunteer of the authority in a facility that is either located on the Anschutz medical campus (AMC) or that is operating under the hospital license issued to the university hospital, including off-campus locations. The bill specifies that the "Health Care Availability Act" (act) is applicable to health care practitioners and health care professionals employed by the authority that are not immune from liability because of the definition of "public employee".
- Section 2 specifies that the basic immunity from liability granted to public entities by the CGIA does not apply to the authority except for any hospital, clinic, surgery center, department, or other facility it owns or operates that is located on the AMC or that is a facility operating under the hospital license issued to the university hospital, including off-campus locations. The act is applicable to health care institutions that are not immune from liability under the CGIA.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)