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7808D11F29E73641872583D2007DF5F0 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB19-217

SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Apr 4, 2019      
Location LSB B



SB19-217 - Committee Discussion and Laid Over for Action


04:55:52 PM  

Senator Tate and Senator Foote, bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 19-217.  This bill creates a healthcare provider lien.  A healthcare provider lien is a lien created by a healthcare provider for charges for medical care provided to a person injured by the negligence or wrongful act of another person.  Before or at the time of the creation of a healthcare provider lien, a healthcare provider must advise the injured person of all available methods for payment of the healthcare providers charges for treating them and billing options.  All future care may be billed to an insurance provider if the injured party or his or her lawyer notifies the healthcare provider that they have obtained health insurance.  A healthcare lien cannot exceed the cost of the health services provided and may not include any surcharges, finance charges, or interest.  A healthcare provider lien may be assigned to another person or entity and such assignment is not discoverable or admissible as evidence in any third-party civil claim.

05:02:55 PM  
Kelly Campbell, American Property Casualty
Insurance Association, testified against the bill
.
05:02:56 PM  

Caleb Meyer, Colorado Civil Justice League, testified against the bill.

05:06:11 PM  
Jeff Ruebel, Colorado Civil Justice League, testified against the bill.
05:12:13 PM  

Christopher Reeves, Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, testified against the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment F).

05:18:17 PM  
The witness panel responded to questions.
05:25:54 PM  
Krista Meardon, Injury Finance, testified in support of the bill.
05:31:10 PM  
Royal Washington, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
05:32:20 PM  
Rich Sokol, Personicare, testified in support of the bill.
05:36:36 PM  
The witness panel responded to questions.
05:48:52 PM  
Perry Rickel, Marrick Medical, testified in support of the bill.
05:52:31 PM  
Julie Morris, representing herself, testified
in support of the bill.
05:53:27 PM  
Lori Jacobs, representing herself, testified in support of her bill.
05:56:16 PM  
The witness panel responded to questions.
05:57:27 PM  
Dr. Pamela Knight, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
06:01:24 PM  

Natalie Brown, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

06:05:11 PM  
Geoff Blue, Colorado Association for Health Care Access, testified in support of the bill.
06:17:14 PM  
The witness panel responded to questions.
06:20:23 PM  

Senator Foote made closing comments.  Committee discussion followed.

06:35:24 PM  
Senator Fields recessed the meeting
07:08:25 PM  
Senator Fields reconvened the meeting.
07:09:08 PM  
Zachary Mugge, Well States Healthcare,
testified in support of the bill.
07:09:09 PM  

Senator Fields laid the bill over for action only.






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