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H_HI_2020A 03/03/2020 10:51:01 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & INSURANCE
Date 03/03/2020
Attendance
Baisley *
Buckner X
Champion *
Jackson X
Mullica X
Soper *
Tipper *
Titone X
Will *
Caraveo X
Lontine X
Time 10:51:01 AM to 12:07:19 PM
Place HCR 0112
This Meeting was called to order by Representative Lontine
This Report was prepared by Anne Wallace
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB20-1232 Referred to House Appropriations
SB20-102 Lay Over

X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call

HB20-1232 - Referred to House Appropriations


10:52:59 AM  

Representative Liston and Representative Michaelson Jenet, bill sponsors, presented House Bill 20-1232 to the committee.  The bill requires Medicaid to pay for routine costs associated with participation in an approved clinical trial for a Medicaid client.  Routine costs are defined to mean medically necessary services included under Medicaid regardless of participation in a clinical trial.    

10:55:23 AM  

Representative Lontine proceeded with witness testimony on the bill.

10:55:44 AM  

Dr. Sara Froelich, Chronic Care Collaborative, testified in support of the bill.  R. J. Ours, American Cancer Society - Cancer Action Network, testified in support of the bill.  Bob Falkenberg, Be The Match, testified in support of the bill.  The witness panel responded to committee questions.

11:08:51 AM  

Rachael Minore, Alzheimer's Association, testified in support of the bill.  Lila Cummings, Colorado Hospital Association, testified in support of the bill.

11:12:45 AM  

Lisa Switzer, Western States Cancer Research - National Community Oncology Research Program, testified in support of the bill.  Dr. Alan Miller, Rocky Mountain Oncology Society, testified in support of the bill.  The witness panel responded to committee questions.

11:28:13 AM  

The bill sponsors gave closing remarks on the bill.

11:30:00 AM  

Committee members commented on the bill.



11:32:25 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1232 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Baisley
Seconded Champion
Baisley Yes
Buckner Yes
Champion Yes
Jackson Yes
Mullica Yes
Soper Yes
Tipper Yes
Titone Yes
Will Excused
Caraveo Yes
Lontine Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



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.


12:07:19 PM   The committee adjourned.