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h_hie_2017a_2017-04-27t13:34:48z3 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/27/2017

Location: HCR 0107

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1350



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, INSURANCE, & ENVIRONMENT


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

Refer House Bill 17-1350, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

PASS







04:39 PM -- HB 17-1350



Representatives Liston and Pettersen presented House Bill 17-1350 to the committee, along with amendment L.001 (Attachment G), a strike-below. The bill allows a pharmacist filling a prescription for a schedule II opioid to dispense the drug in smaller increments when the partial fill is requested by the patient or practitioner who wrote the prescription and the total amount dispensed through incremental fillings does not exceed the total quantity prescribed. The bill sets forth timing, documentation, and prescribing practitioner notification requirements concerning partial fillings of opioid prescriptions.



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Under the bill, a patient who receives a partial opioid prescription is not subject to any cost sharing or coinsurance under his or her's health plan for subsequent fills of the remaining portion of the prescription after paying for the initial portion.





04:44 PM --
Dr. Robert Valuck, representing Colorado Consortium for Prescription Abuse Prevention, testified in support of the bill.



04:48 PM --
Dr. Larry Wolk, representing the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, testified in support of the bill.



04:50 PM --
Dr. Don Stader, representing the American College of Emergency Physicians, testified in support of the bill.



05:00 PM --
Angie Baker, representing Colorado Retail Council, testified in support of the strike-below amendment.



05:01 PM --
Brad Young, representing Rx Plus Pharmacies, testified in support of the strike-below amendment.



05:04 PM --
Chris Johnson, represnting County Sheriffs of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



05:06 PM --
Carol Helwig, representing Boulder County Public Health and the Colorado Association of Local Public Health Officials, testified in support of the bill.



05:10 PM --
Dr. Steven Wright, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



05:12 PM --
Dr. Gina Moore, representing Colorado Pharmacists Society, testified in support of the strike-below amendment.



05:15 PM --
Ronnie Hines, representing the Department of Regulatory Agencies, testified in support of the bill.






BILL: HB17-1350
TIME: 05:17:23 PM
MOVED: Esgar
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment G) to House Bill 17-1350. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Kennedy
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





05:17 PM



Representatives Liston and Pettersen wrapped up their presentation to the committee.

BILL: HB17-1350
TIME: 05:18:13 PM
MOVED: Esgar
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1350, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 11-0.
SECONDED: Buckner
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














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