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408CEB669676137F872588220070E297 Hearing Summary


Date Apr 12, 2022      
Location HCR 0112

HB22-1309 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole

02:33:03 PM  
Representative Froelich, prime bill sponsor, presented House Bill 22-1309, concerning the authority of a hospital to dispense a seven-day supply of drugs to a victim of sexual assault in order to treat sexually transmitted infections. Under current law, a hospital employee or agent is allowed to dispense a 72-hour supply of prescription drugs to an emergency room patient. The bill allows a seven-day supply of drugs for prophylaxis of sexually transmitted infections to be dispensed to an emergency room patient who is a victim of sexual assault.

Representative Froelich responded to questions from the committee.

02:36:26 PM  

Elizabeth Newman, representing the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault, testified in support of the bill.

Denise Abdoo, representing Children's Hospital Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

Barb Cardell, representing the Colorado Organizations and Individuals Responding to HIV/AIDS and the U.S. Positive Women's Network, testified in support of the bill.

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

02:46:27 PM  

Representative Froelich provided concluding remarks on the bill.

02:47:38 PM  

The committee recessed.

02:47:46 PM  

The committee came back to order.

02:48:31 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1309 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Sirota
Seconded Ricks
Amabile Yes
Bradfield Yes
Cutter Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Hanks Excused
Holtorf Yes
Jodeh Yes
Pelton Yes
Ricks Yes
Williams Yes
Young Yes
Sirota Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Final YES: 12   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

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