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C4699748C488EE1C872585200065DB88 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB20-102

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & INSURANCE
Date Mar 3, 2020      
Location HCR 0112



SB20-102 - Lay Over


11:32:40 AM  

Representative Caraveo and Representative Titone, bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 20-102 to the committee.  This bill requires providers subject to the Medical Transparency Act of 2010 to disclose the following to patients that they have a direct treatment relationship with:



•  final conviction or plea for a sex offense; and

•  final disciplinary action due to a conviction or plea of a sex offense or a finding of unprofessional conduct related to sexual     misconduct.



Beginning on January 1, 2021, a provider must disclose to patients the information above in writing and obtain the patients agreement and acknowledgment before treating the patient.  The requirements do not apply when a patient is unconscious, the visit occurs in an emergency room, or the provider is not known to the patient prior to the start of the visit.  Failure to comply with the requirements constitutes unprofessional conduct. If a provider was placed on probation as part of a conviction or plea, or was on probationary status due to a final disciplinary action, the requirement to disclose ends when then the provider has satisfied the requirements of the probation or other limitation.  

11:39:19 AM  

The bill sponsors responded to committee questions about the bill.  Amendment L.005 was distributed to the committee (Attachment A).

11:45:29 AM  

Representative Lontine proceeded with witness testimony on the bill.

11:45:58 AM  

Alison McCarthy, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  Katherine B., representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  Raana Simmons, Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault, testified in support of the bill.  The witness panel responded to committee questions.

12:04:02 PM  

Representative Lontine recessed the committee.

12:04:56 PM  

The committee came back to order.

12:05:18 PM  

Representative Lontine laid the bill over for action at a later date.






The House and Senate are temporarily adjourned.  The building is closed to the public.

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