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01EFF65AEEDEEB2A8725896D00812B83 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB23-162

SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Mar 9, 2023      
Location SCR 357



SB23-162 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


04:30:56 PM  
Senator Will and Senator Jaquez Lewis, co-prime bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 23-162 concerning authorizing supervising pharmacists to delegate certain tasks to pharmacy technicians, based on their area of training. It also eliminates the supervision ratio for pharmacists overseeing pharmacy technicians in non-public facing pharmacies who are filling a prescription for an originating pharmacy. The bill also allows pharmacies or pharmacists to receive reimbursement for vaccinating children under 19 years old through the medical assistance program.
04:47:18 PM  
Dr. Josh Coleman,
representing Colorado Retail Council, testified in support of the bill.




Josh Kiesel, representing
Colorado Retail Council, testified in support of the bill.




Dr. Rommel Fontanilla,
representing Colorado Retail Council, testified in support of the bill.




Dr. Julia Rau,
representing Colorado Retail Council, testified in support of the bill.




Emina Mednolucanin,
representing Colorado Retail Council, testified in support of the bill.




Committee members
asked the panel questions.
05:00:26 PM  
Dr. Emily Zadvorny,
representing Colorado Pharmacists Society, testified to amend the bill.




Mr. Michael Neil,
representing Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, testified in support
of the bill.




Mr. Ky Davis,
representing RxPlus Pharmacies, testified to amend the bill.




Committee members
asked the panel questions.
05:16:01 PM  
Ms. Diana Herrero,
representing Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, was
available to answer committee questions.




Committee members
asked the panel questions.
05:24:27 PM  
Senator Jaquez Lewis
introduced amendment L.002 (Attachment E).


05:27:04 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment E).
Moved Jaquez Lewis
Seconded
Buckner
Jaquez Lewis
Mullica Excused
Rich
Smallwood Excused
Will
Winter F.
Ginal
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:27:05 PM  
Committee members provided closing remarks.


05:28:44 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 23-162, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Jaquez Lewis
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Mullica Excused
Rich Yes
Smallwood Excused
Will Yes
Winter F. Yes
Ginal Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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