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H_PHC_2016A 04/08/2016 10:55:55 AM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH CARE & HUMAN SERVICES

Date: 04/08/2016
ATTENDANCE
Time: 10:55 AM to 03:20 PM
Conti
X
Danielson
X
Place: HCR 0107
Everett
X
Ginal
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Klingenschmitt
X
Representative Primavera
Landgraf
E
Leonard
*
This Report was prepared by
Moreno
X
Anne Wallace
Pettersen
X
Tyler
X
Windholz
X
Singer
X
Primavera
X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
HB16-1380

HB16-1399
Referred to Appropriations

Referred to Appropriations



10:58 AM -- HB 16-1380



Representative Young, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 16-1380 to the committee. The bill adds in-home support services as an allowable service for persons receiving Medicaid home- and community-based services (HCBS) through the Brain Injury waiver program and the Community Mental Health Supports (CMHS) waiver program, subject to federal authorization. A handout was distributed to the committee (Attachment A).



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11:00 AM



Representative Young responded to questions from the committee.



11:08 AM




Bill Zepernick, Legislative Council Staff, responded to questions regarding the bill's fiscal note.



11:10 AM --
Kevin Smith, Accent on Independence, testified in support of the bill.



11:15 AM --
Candie Dalton, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Dalton responded to questions from the committee.









11:22 AM --
David Bolin, Colorado Long Term Service Assistance Providers, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Bolin responded to questions from the committee.



11:32 AM



Representative Young made comments. Mr. Bolin continued to respond to questions from the committee.



11:38 AM --
Betsy Murray, Home Care Association of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



11:41 AM --
Colin Laughlin, Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF), responded to questions regarding the bill.



11:45 AM --
Rhyann Lubitz, HCPF, responded to questions regarding the bill.



11:46 AM



Representative Young responded to questions from the committee and gave concluding remarks on the bill.



11:51 AM



Committee members commented on the bill.

BILL: HB16-1380
TIME: 11:54:34 AM
MOVED: Singer
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1380 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 10-2, with one excused.
SECONDED: Ginal
VOTE
Conti
Yes
Danielson
Yes
Everett
No
Ginal
Yes
Klingenschmitt
Yes
Landgraf
Excused
Leonard
No
Moreno
Yes
Pettersen
Yes
Tyler
Yes
Windholz
Yes
Singer
Yes
Primavera
Yes
Final YES: 10 NO: 2 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS

















11:58 AM -- HB 16-1399



Representative Singer, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 16-1399 to the committee. The bill prohibits providers of worker's compensation insurance from denying a claim for mental impairment benefits based solely on the occupation of the worker. The bill requires that each claimant be evaluated by a Colorado licensed, level II fully accredited physician, licensed psychiatrist, or licensed psychologist.



12:01 PM



Representative Singer responded to questions from the committee.



12:16 PM --
Amy Newton, Pinnacol Assurance, testified in opposition to the bill.



12:27 PM --
Paul Feld, Colorado Self-Insured Association, testified in opposition to the bill.



12:33 PM --
Harvey Flewelling, Pinnacol Assurance, testified in opposition to the bill.



12:35 PM



Ms. Newton, Mr. Flewelling, and Mr. Feld responded to questions from the committee.



12:50 PM




Committee discussion continued.



01:11 PM -- Nicholas Colglazier, Colorado Competitive Council, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Colglazier responded to questions from the committee.



01:15 PM --
Kevin Bommer, Colorado Municipal League, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Bommer responded to questions regarding the bill.



01:32 PM --
Ken Platt, Fraternal Order of Police, testified in support of this bill.



01:46 PM --
Dr. John Nicoletti, Colorado Psychological Association, testified in support of the bill.



01:51 PM --
Sergeant Sean Harper, Fraternal Order of Police, testified in support of the bill.



01:56 PM




Dr. Nicoletti, Sergeant Harper, and Mr. Platt responded to questions from the committee.



02:18 PM



Committee discussion continued.



02:36 PM --
Steven Deal, Fraternal Order of Police, testified in support of the bill.



02:46 PM --
Sandra Edwards, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



02:53 PM



Mr. Deal and Ms. Edwards responded to questions from the committee.







02:58 PM --
Mike Violette, Colorado Fraternal Order of Police, testified regarding the bill. Mr. Violette responded to questions from the committee.



03:04 PM



Representative Singer gave concluding remarks on the bill.




03:08 PM



Committee members commented on the bill.

BILL: HB16-1399
TIME: 03:19:10 PM
MOVED: Singer
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1399 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 7-5, with one excused.
SECONDED: Ginal
VOTE
Conti
No
Danielson
Yes
Everett
No
Ginal
Yes
Klingenschmitt
No
Landgraf
Excused
Leonard
No
Moreno
Yes
Pettersen
Yes
Tyler
Yes
Windholz
No
Singer
Yes
Primavera
Yes
Final YES: 7 NO: 5 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



03:20 PM



The committee adjourned.




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