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h_hie_2017a_2017-03-16t13:33:16z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 03/16/2017

Location: HCR 0107

Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB17-146



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, INSURANCE, & ENVIRONMENT


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer Senate Bill 17-146 to the Committee of the W PASS







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














The House and Senate are temporarily adjourned.  The building is closed to the public.

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