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.