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4517F1962B700EFE872586A80062494B Hearing Summary


Date Mar 30, 2021      
Location HCR 0112

SB21-102 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole

11:53:35 AM  

Representative Duran, bill co-sponsor, introduced SB21-102. The bill continues the authority for dental hygienists to place interim therapeutic restorations (ITR) and apply silver diamine fluoride for four years, until September 1, 2025, which aligns the new repeal date with the sunset review of the Colorado Dental Board.  In addition, the bill makes the following changes: removes specifications regarding the number  of hours a  dental  hygienist  must practice before placing ITR; removes the timeline within which a distant dentist must communicate with a dental hygienist regarding a telehealth diagnosis; requires the Colorado Dental Board to develop a waiver process by which a dentist may supervise more than five dental hygienists; and allows broader use of telehealth technologies.


Public testimony submitted on SB21-102 can be found in Attachment A.

11:56:45 AM  
Representative Will, bill co-sponsor, continued introducing SB21-102.
12:00:19 PM  
Ms. Deborah Astroth, representing dental hygiensts, testified in support of the bill.
12:04:03 PM  
Dr. Ethan Kerns, representing Colorado Dental Association, Colorado Community Health Network, testified in support of the bill.
12:07:19 PM  
The bill sponsors made closing comments on the bill.
12:08:18 PM  
Committee members made closing comments on the bill.

12:09:46 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-102 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Soper
Seconded Kennedy
Baisley Yes
Williams D. Yes
Hanks Yes
Jackson Yes
Kennedy Yes
McCormick Yes
Mullica Yes
Ortiz Yes
Soper Yes
Titone Yes
Van Beber Yes
Caraveo Yes
Lontine Yes
Final YES: 13   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

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