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3C981BC90F4A3421872587F80060030C Hearing Summary


Date Mar 1, 2022      
Location HCR 0112

HB22-1213 - Referred to House Finance

10:28:44 AM  
The committee recessed.
10:30:21 AM  
The committee came back to order.
10:30:35 AM  

Representative Young and Representative Pico, co-prime bill sponsors, presented House Bill 22-1213, concerning the continuation of the regulation of speech-language pathologists by the Director of the Division of Professions and Occupations in the Department of Regulatory Agencies.  Under current law, the regulation of speech language pathologists by the Director repeals September 1, 2022.  The bill continues the regulation of speech language pathologists until September 1, 2033.  It also gives the Director authority to extend a provisional certificate beyond 24 months and specifies that insurance fraud and abuse of health insurance are grounds for discipline.  A copy of the 2021 Sunset Review of the Speech-language Pathology Practice Act was distributed to the committee (Attachment C).

10:37:47 AM  
Representative Pico responded to questions from the committee.
10:38:43 AM  

Lacy Hoyer Helms, representing OASIS Pediatric Therapy, testified in support of the bill.

Amber Rea, representing self, testified in support of the bill.

Written testimony on the bill was submitted to the committee (Attachment D).

10:45:54 AM  
Representative Young and Representative Pico provided concluding remarks on the bill. Committee members made comments on the bill.

10:48:31 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1213 to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Young
Seconded Williams
Amabile Yes
Bradfield Yes
Cutter Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Hanks No
Holtorf Yes
Jodeh Yes
Pelton Yes
Ricks Yes
Williams Yes
Young Yes
Sirota Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Final YES: 12   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

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