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h_hie_2017a_2017-03-02t13:36:23z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 03/02/2017

Location: RM 271

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1115



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, INSURANCE, & ENVIRONMENT


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment C) to House Bill

Adopt amendment L.002 (Amendment E) to amendment L

Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment F) to amendment

Refer House Bill 17-1115, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

Pass Without Objection

Pass Without Objection

PASS







01:36 PM -- HB 17-1115



Representatives Buck and Ginal presented House Bill 17-1115 to the committee and presented two handouts (Attachments A and B). The bill establishes definitions and legal parameters for direct primary health care agreements. In addition, it specifies that direct primary health agreements are not an insurance product and are not regulated by the Division of Insurance in the Department of Regulatory Agencies. The bill prohibits a health care provider from refusing to enter into an agreement or from discontinuing an agreement because of the health status of a patient. However, providers are allowed to refuse patients if they have reached a practice's capacity or if a practice is unable to meet the health care needs of the patient. An agreement may be discontinued if the patient fails to pay the required periodic fee, commits fraud or misrepresentation in connection with the agreement, or fails to adhere to the recommended treatment plan, or if the provider discontinues operation as a direct primary health care provider.



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Representative Ginal distributed L.001, a strike-below amendment, (Attachment C) and explained the amendment.



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02:00 PM --
Dr. Mark Tomasulo, representing Peak Medicine, Dr. Clint Flanagan, representing Nextera Health, and Dr. Brieanna Seefeldt, representing herself, testified in support of the bill and presented a handout (Attachment D).



02:24 PM --
Julie DeSaire, representing Miramont Family Medicine, testified in support of the bill.



02:32 PM --
Eugene Aydelott, representing himself, and Diana Protopapa, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



02:38 PM --
Lindsey Cushman, representing Digital Globe, and Kelly Erb, representing Colorado Rural Health Center, testified in support of the bill.



02:46 PM --
Caitlin Westerson, representing Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, testified in a neutral capacity.



02:49 PM -- Dr. Robin Dickinson, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.





02:55 PM



Representative Ginal distributed and explained amendments L.002 and L.003 (Attachments E and F).

BILL: HB17-1115
TIME: 02:56:22 PM
MOVED: Ginal
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002 (Amendment E) to amendment L.001. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Buck
VOTE
Beckman
Buck
Buckner
Humphrey
Jackson
Kennedy
Lawrence
Lontine
Ransom
Esgar
Ginal
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection


BILL: HB17-1115
TIME: 02:57:22 PM
MOVED: Ginal
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment F) to amendment L.001. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Buck
VOTE
Beckman
Buck
Buckner
Humphrey
Jackson
Kennedy
Lawrence
Lontine
Ransom
Esgar
Ginal
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection


BILL: HB17-1115
TIME: 02:58:49 PM
MOVED: Buck
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment C) to House Bill 17-1115. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Kennedy
VOTE
Beckman
Buck
Buckner
Humphrey
Jackson
Kennedy
Lawrence
Lontine
Ransom
Esgar
Ginal
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection


BILL: HB17-1115
TIME: 02:59:36 PM
MOVED: Ginal
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1115, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 11-0.
SECONDED: Buck
VOTE
Beckman
Yes
Buck
Yes
Buckner
Yes
Humphrey
Yes
Jackson
Yes
Kennedy
Yes
Lawrence
Yes
Lontine
Yes
Ransom
Yes
Esgar
Yes
Ginal
Yes
Final YES: 11 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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