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H_HIE_2017A 03/16/2017 Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, INSURANCE, & ENVIRONMENT

Date: 03/16/2017
ATTENDANCE
Time: 01:33 PM to 04:39 PM
Beckman
X
Buckner
X
Place: HCR 0107
Covarrubias
X
Humphrey
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Jackson
X
Representative Ginal
Kennedy
X
Landgraf
X
This Report was prepared by
Lontine
X
Vanessa Conway
Ransom
X
Esgar
X
Ginal
X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
SB17-146

SB17-108

SB17-065
Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Amended, Referred to House Finance

Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole





01:33 PM -- SB 17-146



Representative Ginal presented Senate Bill 17-146 to the committee and presented several handouts (Attachments A though E). The bill increases health professionals' access to the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) database by:



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• allowing a practitioner with prescribing authority to query the PDMP about a current patient, regardless of whether the practitioner is currently prescribing or considering prescribing any controlled substance;

• allowing a veterinarian with prescribing authority to query the PDMP about a current client or patient if the veterinarian has a reasonable basis to suspect the client has committed drug abuse or has mistreated an animal; and

• allowing a pharmacist to query the PDMP about a current patient for whom the pharmacist is dispensing any prescription drug, rather than only patients receiving controlled substances.



01:52 PM -- Ronne Hines, Director of Division of Professions and Occupations, Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies, testified in support of the bill.













02:04 PM --
Dr. Robert Valuck, representing the Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention, testified in support of the bill and presented a handout (Attachment F).



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02:40 PM -- Dr. Tim Hackett, representing Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, and Dr. Bill Fredregill, representing Colorado Veterinary Medical Association, testified in support of the bill.



02:51 PM --
Dr. Gregg Minion, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



02:56 PM --
Ed Shackelford, representing the Colorado Senior Lobby, testified in support of the bill.



02:59 PM --
Jeanette Hensley, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

BILL: SB17-146
TIME: 03:00:16 PM
MOVED: Ginal
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-146 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 8-2.
SECONDED: Kennedy
VOTE
Beckman
Excused
Buckner
Yes
Covarrubias
Yes
Humphrey
No
Jackson
Yes
Kennedy
Yes
Landgraf
Yes
Lontine
Yes
Ransom
No
Esgar
Yes
Ginal
Yes
Final YES: 8 NO: 2 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



03:09 PM -- SB 17-108



Representative Buckner presented Senate Bill 17-108 to the committee, along with amendment L.002 (Attachment G). This bill continues the regulation of speech-language pathologists by the Director of the Division of Professions and Occupations in the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) from September 1, 2017, when the program is currently set to expire, to September 1, 2022. As recommended by the DORA Sunset Report, the bill removes references to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.



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03:18 PM -- Allison Foster, representing Colorado Speech Language & Hearing Association, testified in support of the bill.



03:20 PM --
Kathy Boada, representing Children's Hospital Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



03:32 PM --
Brian Tobias, representing DORA, answered committee members' questions.

BILL: SB17-108
TIME: 03:38:47 PM
MOVED: Buckner
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment G) to Senate Bill 17-108. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Esgar
VOTE
Beckman
Buckner
Covarrubias
Humphrey
Jackson
Kennedy
Landgraf
Lontine
Ransom
Esgar
Ginal
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION:
BILL: SB17-108
TIME: 03:39:34 PM
MOVED: Buckner
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-108, as amended, to the Committee on Finance. The motion passed on a vote of 8-2.
SECONDED: Esgar
VOTE
Beckman
Yes
Buckner
Yes
Covarrubias
Yes
Humphrey
No
Jackson
Yes
Kennedy
Yes
Landgraf
Excused
Lontine
Yes
Ransom
No
Esgar
Yes
Ginal
Yes
Final YES: 8 NO: 2 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







03:44 PM -- SB 17-065



Representative Lontine presented Senate Bill 17-065 to the committee and presented a handout (Attachment H) and amendments L.010, L.007, and L,009 (Attachments I, J and K, respectively). The reengrossed bill creates the Transparency in Health Care Price Act. The act requires certain health care professionals and health care facilities, as defined by the bill, to make a single document available to the public that lists the direct pay prices for the most common health care services provided. Health care professionals and facilities must update the document at least annually and provide the document on request and electronically if a website exists. A health care provider who is a member of a professional corporation that contracts with a single health maintenance organization is not required to post a price list if the health maintenance organization does so on its website. The bill also mandates certain disclosures concerning the estimated nature of the prices listed for services and patient's financial responsibility if they are covered or not covered by insurance.



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Under the bill, health care professionals and facilities are not required to submit their direct pay prices to any government agency for review, unless otherwise specified by existing law. The bill does not provide any agency with the authority to approve, disapprove, limit, or change the direct pay prices disclosed by health care professionals or facilities. The bill also prohibits any person, entity, or health insurer from penalizing a person who pays directly for health care services.



04:12 PM --
Diane Robinson, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



04:16 PM --
Amber Burkhart, representing the Colorado Hospital Association, testified in support of the bill.

BILL: SB17-065
TIME: 04:20:15 PM
MOVED: Lontine
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.007 (Attachment J) to Senate Bill 17-065. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Jackson
VOTE
Beckman
Buckner
Covarrubias
Humphrey
Jackson
Kennedy
Landgraf
Lontine
Ransom
Esgar
Ginal
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection


BILL: SB17-065
TIME: 04:22:08 PM
MOVED: Lontine
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.009 (Attachment K) to Senate Bill 17-065. The motion failed on a 5-5 vote, .
SECONDED: Ginal
VOTE
Beckman
No
Buckner
Yes
Covarrubias
No
Humphrey
No
Jackson
Yes
Kennedy
Yes
Landgraf
No
Lontine
Yes
Ransom
No
Esgar
Excused
Ginal
Yes
YES: 5 NO: 5 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: TIE
BILL: SB17-065
TIME: 04:25:09 PM
MOVED: Lontine
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.010 (Attachment I) to Senate Bill 17-065. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Ginal
VOTE
Beckman
Buckner
Covarrubias
Humphrey
Jackson
Kennedy
Landgraf
Lontine
Ransom
Esgar
Ginal
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection


BILL: SB17-065
TIME: 04:30:30 PM
MOVED: Lontine
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-065, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 9-2.
SECONDED: Buckner
VOTE
Beckman
Yes
Buckner
Yes
Covarrubias
Yes
Humphrey
No
Jackson
Yes
Kennedy
Yes
Landgraf
Yes
Lontine
Yes
Ransom
No
Esgar
Yes
Ginal
Yes
Final YES: 9 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



04:38 PM



The meeting adjourned.