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071DD4D47893262D8725851A007BEEED Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB20-1219

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & INSURANCE
Date Feb 26, 2020      
Location HCR 0112



HB20-1219 - Amended, referred to House Finance


03:33:46 PM  

Representative Buckner, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 20-1219 to the committee.  The bill continues the licensing of audiologists for 11 years by the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), until September 1, 2031.  It also makes several changes to how audiologists are regulated, including:



•        requiring final agency actions to be appealed directly to the Court of Appeals;

•        requiring insurance companies and licensees to report malpractice settlements or judgments to DORA;

•        amending the grounds for discipline regarding alcohol or controlled substance use; and

•        restoring deceptive trade practice provisions related to the sale of hearing aids.



The bill also combines the Audiologist Practice Act with the Hearing Aid Provider Practice Act.



Amendments L.001 and L.002 were distributed to the committee (Attachments C and D).  

03:39:09 PM  

Representative Lontine proceeded with witness testimony on the bill.

03:39:28 PM  

Marin Adkisson, Colorado Academy of Audiology, testified regarding the bill.  Elissa Jodon, Colorado Academy of Audiology and Children's Hospital Colorado, testified regarding the bill.

03:42:39 PM  

Randy Holyfield, representing himself, testified regarding the bill.  The committee discussed possible amendments.

03:54:14 PM  

Representative Lontine severed amendment L.002 at line 10, into part A and part B.



03:57:24 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002, part B (Attachment D) to amendment L.001 (Attachment C).
Moved Soper
Seconded Tipper
Baisley
Buckner
Geitner
Jackson
Mullica
Soper
Tipper
Williams D.
Woodrow
Caraveo Excused
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:58:09 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001, as amended (Attachment C).
Moved Buckner
Seconded Soper
Baisley
Buckner
Geitner
Jackson
Mullica
Soper
Tipper
Williams D.
Woodrow
Caraveo Excused
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:58:12 PM  

Representative Buckner gave closing remarks on the bill.



03:59:35 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1219, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Buckner
Seconded Woodrow
Baisley Yes
Buckner Yes
Geitner Yes
Jackson Yes
Mullica Yes
Soper Yes
Tipper Yes
Williams D. Yes
Woodrow Yes
Caraveo Excused
Lontine Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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