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F2F8E9C47C235EA187258AEE0070394A Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB24-167

SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Mar 28, 2024      
Location SCR 357



SB24-167 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


02:25:51 PM  
Senators Ginal and
Smallwood, primary bill sponsors, introduced Senate Bill 24-167 which allows
the Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to develop rules
that would require direct-care workers providing care at assisted living
residences to take a tuberculosis test and undergo fit testing for a respiratory
mask. The bill also requires assisted living residence operators to require
direct-care workers to complete certain trainings related to providing
direct care. The bill outlines what the trainings must include, at minimum,
and requires the training entity to provide a certificate of completion
to the direct-care worker. The testing and trainings must be provided by
an entity that is approved by the CDPHE.
02:32:45 PM  
Senator Ginal explained amendment L.003 (Attachment C).
02:34:34 PM  
Ms. Eileen Doherty,
representing Colorado Gerontological Society, testified in support of the
bill.




Ms. Janet Cornell,
representing Colorado Assisted Living Associaton, testified in support
of the bill.




Carrie Peters,
representing themself, testified in support of the bill.




Ms. Ashley Gonzalez,
representing themself, testified in support of the bill.

02:43:26 PM  
Sherrie Bonham, representing
Colorado Assisted Living Association, testified in support of the bill.




Heather Johnson,
representing Colorado Health Care Policy and Financing Department, was
available to answer committee questions.



02:47:21 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment C).
Moved Ginal
Seconded
Cutter
Gardner
Jaquez Lewis Excused
Michaelson Jenet
Mullica
Rich
Will
Ginal
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:47:49 PM  
The bill sponsors provided closing remarks.
02:49:07 PM  
Committee members provided closing remarks.


02:50:15 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 24-167, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Ginal
Seconded
Cutter Excused
Gardner Yes
Jaquez Lewis Excused
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Mullica Yes
Rich Yes
Will Yes
Ginal Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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