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3895B4131A3DAA4E8725881500723B16 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB22-1068

SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Mar 30, 2022      
Location SCR 357



HB22-1068 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


02:47:46 PM  
Senator Jaquez Lewis,
prime bill sponsor, presented House Bill 22-1068, which subject to federal
authorization and federal financial participation, on or after July 1,
2024, makes Medicaid reimbursement available for therapy using equine movement
when provided by a physical therapist, occupational therapist, or speech-language
pathologist.
02:53:28 PM  
Committee members
asked questions of the sponsor.
02:54:56 PM  
Ms. Linda Crawford,
representing the Occupational Therapy Association of Colorado, testified
in support of the bill.



Dr. Lauren Cremonese, representing self, testified in support of the bill.



The committee asked questions of the panel.
03:06:28 PM  
Ms. Christina Douglass,
representing the Harmony Acres Equestrian Center, testified in support
of the bill.



Ms. Ruth Dismuke-Blakely, representing self, testified in support of the
bill.



Committee members made comments to the panel.

03:15:12 PM  
Mr. Benjamin Teevan,
representing Craig Hospital, testified in support of the bill.



Ms. Heather McLaughlin, representing self, testified in support of the
bill.



Mr. Adam Daurio, representing the Temple Grandin Equine Center - Colorado
State University, testified in support of the bill.
03:26:38 PM  
Senator Jaquez Lewis
provided closing remarks.


03:29:09 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1068 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Jaquez Lewis
Seconded
Fields Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Scott Yes
Simpson Yes
Buckner Yes
Ginal Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS