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0DD6EAC1E9F514798725851C0013EE33 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB20-1041

SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Feb 27, 2020      
Location Old Supreme Court Chamber



HB20-1041 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


08:37:46 PM  

Senator Fields, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 20-1041. Under current law, physician assistants are required to maintain professional liability insurance of at least $1.0 million per claim and $3.0 million for all claims. This bill repeals that requirement and requires that physician assistants who have been practicing for at least three years comply with the same financial responsibility requirements as physicians. This includes:

  • having professional liability insurance coverage of at least $1.0 million per incident and $3.0 million annual aggregate per year;
  • allowing the Medical Board to lower the financial requirements for physician assistants;
  • mandating that physician assistants give the Medical Board evidence that they have met the requirements; and
  • doubling the financial responsibility for any physician assistant that has committed medical malpractice twice in one year.
08:40:29 PM  

Peggy Walsh, Colorado Academy of Physician Assistants, testified in support of the bill. Committee questions followed.

08:43:43 PM  

Diana Protopapa, Colorado Academy of Physician Assistants, responded to questions from committee members.



08:46:56 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1041 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Crowder
Seconded
Crowder Yes
Ginal Yes
Smallwood Yes
Winter Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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