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H_HIE_2016A 03/15/2016 10:32:18 AM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, INSURANCE, & ENVIRONMENT

Date: 03/15/2016
ATTENDANCE
Time: 10:32 AM to 12:32 PM
Brown
X
Buckner
X
Place: HCR 0112
Esgar
X
Humphrey
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Joshi
*
Representative McCann
Klingenschmitt
X
Landgraf
X
This Report was prepared by
Lontine
X
Amanda King
Primavera
X
Ransom
X
Ryden
*
Ginal
X
McCann
X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
HB16-1160 Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole





10:33 AM -- HB 16-1160



Representative Ginal and Representative Lontine, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 16-1160. The bill continues the regulation of surgical assistants and surgical technologists until September 1, 2021. These health professions are regulated by the Division of Professions and Occupations in the Department of Regulatory Affairs (DORA). The committee heard the 2015 Sunset Review: Surgical Assistant and Surgical Technologist Registration Program report (Attachment A) on January 19, 2016. The bill sponsors provided a handout (Attachment B) to the committee.



160315 AttachA.pdf160315 AttachA.pdf160315 AttachB.pdf160315 AttachB.pdf



10:40 AM



Representative Lontine explained amendments L.002 and L.007 (Attachments C and D). Representative Lontine and Representative Ginal answered questions from the committee.



160315 AttachC.pdf160315 AttachC.pdf160315 AttachD.pdf160315 AttachD.pdf













10:46 AM



Bill Zepernick, Legislative Council Staff, answered questions from the committee.



10:49 AM



The bill sponsors showed video testimony from Lauren Lollini, who was infected with hepatitis C through the actions of a surgical technician.



10:55 AM --
Cathy Sparkman, Association of Surgical Assistants and Association of Surgical Technologists, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Sparkman answered questions from the committee.



11:12 AM --
Holly Falcon, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Falcon answered questions from the committee.



11:18 AM --
Jeffrey Brown, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



11:23 AM --
Dr. Bernadette Albanese, Tri-County Health Department and Colorado Association of Local Public Health Officials, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Albanese answered questions from the committee.



11:37 AM --
Dr. Kristin Woodward, Colorado Society of Anesthesiologists, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Woodward answered questions from the committee.



11:48 AM --
Nancy Steinfurth, Liver Health Connection, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Steinfurth answered questions from the committee.



11:54 AM --
Danielle Glover, Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN), testified in a neutral capacity on the bill.



11:57 AM --
Jan Davidson, AORN, testified in a neutral capacity on the bill.



12:02 PM



Representative Lontine made comments to the committee.



12:03 PM



Ms. Glover answered questions from the committee.



12:04 PM



Representative Lontine and Representative Ginal answered questions from the committee.



12:06 PM



Ms. Davidson and Ms. Glover answered questions from the committee.



12:12 PM --
Brian Tobias, DORA, answered questions from the committee.





12:16 PM



The committee discussed amendment L.002.

BILL: HB16-1160
TIME: 12:19:30 PM
MOVED: Lontine
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment C). The motion passed on a vote of 9-4.
SECONDED: Ginal
VOTE
Brown
Yes
Buckner
Yes
Esgar
Yes
Humphrey
No
Joshi
No
Klingenschmitt
No
Landgraf
Yes
Lontine
Yes
Primavera
Yes
Ransom
No
Ryden
Yes
Ginal
Yes
McCann
Yes
YES: 9 NO: 4 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS
BILL: HB16-1160
TIME: 12:20:32 PM
MOVED: Lontine
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.007 (Attachment D). The motion passed on a vote of 10-3.
SECONDED: Ginal
VOTE
Brown
Yes
Buckner
Yes
Esgar
Yes
Humphrey
No
Joshi
No
Klingenschmitt
Yes
Landgraf
Yes
Lontine
Yes
Primavera
Yes
Ransom
No
Ryden
Yes
Ginal
Yes
McCann
Yes
YES: 10 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





12:21 PM



Representative Ginal and Representative Lontine made closing remarks about the bill. Committee discussion about the routing of the bill occurred.

BILL: HB16-1160
TIME: 12:23:12 PM
MOVED: Klingenschmitt
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1160, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations, as a substitute motion. The motion failed on a vote of 6-7.
SECONDED: Landgraf
VOTE
Brown
Yes
Buckner
No
Esgar
No
Humphrey
Yes
Joshi
Yes
Klingenschmitt
Yes
Landgraf
Yes
Lontine
No
Primavera
No
Ransom
Yes
Ryden
No
Ginal
No
McCann
No
YES: 6 NO: 7 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL





12:24 PM



Committee members made comments regarding the bill.

BILL: HB16-1160
TIME: 12:31:47 PM
MOVED: Ginal
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1160, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 10-3.
SECONDED: Lontine
VOTE
Brown
Yes
Buckner
Yes
Esgar
Yes
Humphrey
No
Joshi
Yes
Klingenschmitt
No
Landgraf
Yes
Lontine
Yes
Primavera
Yes
Ransom
No
Ryden
Yes
Ginal
Yes
McCann
Yes
Final YES: 10 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



12:32 PM



The committee adjourned.


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