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B176FD3EBC04D2EC872586E0007D7AF4 Hearing Summary


Date May 25, 2021      
Location HCR 0112

SB21-158 - Referred to House Appropriations

04:50:36 PM  
Representative Duran, bill sponsor, introduced and gave opening comments on SB21-158. The bill modifies the Colorado Health Service Corps program in the Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to include geriatric advanced practice providers. It allows geriatric advanced practice providers who meet certain criteria to participate in an education loan repayment program. In order to be eligible, a geriatric advanced practice provider must enter into a contract to provide such care for at least two years. In addition, they must have completed at least one of the following:

· a formal, postgraduate geriatrics training program;
· formal geriatrics training within an advanced practice provider training program and at least 12 months of postgraduate clinical experience, with an emphasis on providing geriatric care; or
· a geriatric track clinical experience during an advanced practice provider training program.

The bill also updates the definition of "state designated health professional shortage area" to include a shortage of geriatric advanced practice providers and increases the membership of the Colorado Health Service Corps Advisory Council from 15 to 16 with the addition of a physician who provides geriatric care or a geriatric advanced practice provider.

04:53:56 PM  
Representative Titone,
bill sponsor, gave opening comments on the bill. She distributed a handout
to the committee (Attachment G).
04:54:41 PM  
Jodi Waterhouse, CU Anschutz Multidisciplinary Center on Aging, testified in support of the bill. Steve Holloway, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, testified in a neutral position on the bill.
05:03:26 PM  
Richard Mauro, Denver Regional Council of Governments, testified in support of the bill.
05:04:46 PM  
Representative Titone and Representative Duran gave final comments on the bill.
05:06:20 PM  
Committee members made final comments on the bill.

05:08:29 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-158 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Sirota
Seconded Ortiz
Bradfield Yes
Cutter Excused
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Holtorf Yes
Jodeh Yes
Larson Yes
Ortiz Yes
Pelton Yes
Ricks Yes
Woog Yes
Young Yes
Sirota Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Final YES: 12   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details