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h_hie_2017a_2017-03-30t14:34:39z3 Hearing Summary

Date: 03/30/2017

Location: HCR 0107

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1264



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, INSURANCE, & ENVIRONMENT


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer House Bill 17-1264 to the Committee on Appro PASS







05:24 PM -- HB 17-1264



Representatives Ginal and Lawrence presented House Bill 17-1264 to the committee. The bill adds local Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) ombudsmen to the State Ombudsman's office, and outlines provisions related to the training and authority of the local PACE ombudsmen. The bill specifies time frames for the State PACE ombudsman to complete duties and functions concerning implementation of local PACE ombudsmen, including establishing statewide policies for investigating and resolving complains related to PACE programs and creating a training and certification process for local PACE ombudsmen. The Department of Human Services (DHS) is responsible for operating the local PACE ombudsman program under contract, grant, or agreement between the department and service providers. DHS will report to the Joint Budget Committee and legislative committees of reference concerning the state Long-Term Care Ombudsman and state PACE ombudsman programs.





05:33 PM --
Mindy Kemp, representing DHS, testified in a neutral capacity.



05:36 PM --
Brian Fife, representing the Department of Health Care Policy & Financing, answered committee questions.



05:44 PM --
Ryan Long, representing Legislative Council Staff, answered committee questions.



05:47 PM -- Anne Meier, State Long Term Care Ombudsman, testified in support of the bill and presented two handouts (Attachments H and I).



170330 AttachH.pdf170330 AttachH.pdf170330 AttachI.pdf170330 AttachI.pdf



05:52 PM --
Shannon Gimbel, representing Denver Regional Council of Governments, testified in support of the bill.



05:55 PM --
Leah McMahon, State PACE Ombudsman, testified in support of the bill.



05:59 PM --
Christine Johnson, representing the Colorado Senior Lobby, testified in support of the bill.





06:01 PM



Representatives Ginal and Lawrence wrapped up their presentation to the committee.

BILL: HB17-1264
TIME: 06:05:15 PM
MOVED: Ginal
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1264 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 11-0.
SECONDED: Kennedy
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














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

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