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h_hie_2017a_2017-01-26t13:31:00z1 Hearing Summary

Date: 01/26/2017

Location: HCR 0107

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1057



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, INSURANCE, & ENVIRONMENT


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer House Bill 17-1057 to the Committee on Finan PASS







02:08 PM -- HB 17-1057



Representatives Winter and Liston presented House Bill 17-1057 to the committee. This bill enacts the Interstate Physical Therapy Licensure Compact Act (compact) and requires the Governor to enter into the compact on behalf of Colorado. Under the compact, physical therapists and physical therapy assistants licensed or certified in a compact member state (home state) may obtain an expedited license or certificate allowing them to practice in another compact member state (remote state). The compact will be administered by the Physical Therapy Compact Commission (commission). Licensed physical therapists and certified physical therapy assistants in Colorado and other member states are granted "compact privileges," which allows them to practice as a physical therapist or work as a physical therapy assistant in another member state under the laws and rules of the remote state. To exercise the compact privilege, a licensee or certificate holder, must:



• hold a license or certificate in the home state with no encumbrances;

• be eligible for a compact privilege in any member state;

• have no adverse actions within the previous two years;

• notify the commission that compact privilege is being sought in a member state;

• pay applicable fees;

• be aware of the laws and rules governing the practice of physical therapy in the remote state; and

• report adverse action taken by any non-member state within 30 days.



Member states are required to:



• participate fully in the commission's data system;

• have a mechanism for receiving and investigating complaints;

• notify the commission about adverse action or availability of investigative information regarding a licensee;

• fully implement a criminal background check requirement;

• comply with commission rules;

• use a recognized national examination as a licensure requirement;

• have continuing competency requirements; and

• share information about disciplinary actions and complaints at the request of another member state.



Physical therapists and physical therapy assistants licensed or certified under the compact are required to disclose detailed background information under the Michael Skolnik Medical Transparency Act of 2010. The committee members discussed the bill with the sponsors.





02:20 PM --
James Spencer, representing himself, testified in favor of the bill and presented two handouts (Attachments D and E).



170126 AttachD.pdf170126 AttachD.pdf170126 AttachE.pdf170126 AttachE.pdf





02:25 PM --
Lisa, Dannemiller, representing University of Colorado Physical Therapy Program, testified in support of the bill.





02:35 PM -- Kip Kolkmeier, representing the Office of Legislative Legal Services, answered questions from the committee.





02:36 PM --
Dr. Marcia Smith, representing the American Physical Therapy Association and Regis University, testified in support of the bill.





02:42 PM --
Clare Pramuk, representing Legislative Council Staff, answered questions from the committee regarding the bill's fiscal note.






BILL: HB17-1057
TIME: 02:50:02 PM
MOVED: Landgraf
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1057 to the Committee on Finance. The motion passed on a vote of 11-0.
SECONDED: Esgar
VOTE
Beckman
Yes
Buckner
Yes
Covarrubias
Yes
Humphrey
Yes
Jackson
Yes
Kennedy
Yes
Landgraf
Yes
Lontine
Yes
Ransom
Yes
Esgar
Yes
Ginal
Yes
Final YES: 11 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







02:52 PM



The committee adjourned.