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H_PHC_2017A 03/14/2017 Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH CARE & HUMAN SERVICES

Date: 03/14/2017
ATTENDANCE
Time: 01:35 PM to 04:52 PM
Catlin
X
Everett
X
Place: HCR 0107
Ginal
X
Hooton
*
This Meeting was called to order by
Lewis
X
Representative Singer
Liston
X
McLachlan
X
This Report was prepared by
Michaelson Jenet
X
Anne Wallace
Pabon
*
Ransom
X
Wilson
X
Danielson
X
Singer
X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
SB17-016

SB17-106
Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole



01:36 PM -- SB 17-016



Representative Nordberg and Representative Kraft-Tharp, bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 17-016 to the committee. The bill makes the use of child protection teams optional for all counties, regardless of the number of referrals received by the county. Under the bill, county directors of human services may decide whether to convene a child protection team and, if convened, how they should operate. It also makes conforming amendments in statute to reflect the optional nature of child protection teams. The Colorado Department of Human Services must provide a summary and description of the work of county child protection teams in its 2017 SMART Government Act hearing.



01:39 PM



Representatives Nordberg and Kraft-Tharp responded to committee questions regarding the bill.



01:42 PM --
Carla Bennett, League of Women Voters of Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.



01:46 PM --
Nina Frant, Office of the State Auditor, responded to questions from the committee. Ms. Frant discussed the results of an audit on the utilization of county child protection teams.



01:50 PM --
Mary Berg, Jefferson County, testified in support of the bill.



01:54 PM --
Megan Davis, Boulder County, testified in support of the bill.



01:57 PM -- Paige Rosemond, Colorado Department of Human Services, testified in support of the bill.







02:01 PM



Ms. Rosemond and Ms. Berg responded to questions from the committee.



02:05 PM



Representatives Kraft-Tharp and Nordberg gave concluding remarks on the bill.

BILL: SB17-016
TIME: 02:07:18 PM
MOVED: Ginal
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-016 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 12-0, with one excused.
SECONDED: Everett
VOTE
Catlin
Yes
Everett
Yes
Ginal
Yes
Hooton
Yes
Lewis
Yes
Liston
Yes
McLachlan
Yes
Michaelson Jenet
Yes
Pabon
Excused
Ransom
Yes
Wilson
Yes
Danielson
Yes
Singer
Yes
Final YES: 12 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



02:08 PM -- SB 17-106



Representative Singer, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 17-106 to the committee. Representative Singer described the scope and practice of naturopathic doctors. The bill continues the registration of naturopathic doctors from September 1, 2017, when the program is set to expire, to September 1, 2022, and implements recommendations of the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) sunset review. These recommendations include:

    • requiring insurers to report malpractice settlements or judgments against naturopathic doctors to the director of the Division of Professions and Occupations;
    • requiring naturopathic doctors to report child abuse or neglect;
    • requiring naturopathic doctors to report abuse or exploitation of anyone who is elderly or intellectually or developmentally disabled;
    • clarifying that the naturopathic formulary includes specified prescription medications and devices; and
    • amending the name of the homeopathic pharmacopoeia to "Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia Revision Service.".













A handout (Attachment A) and amendments L.010, L.011, and L.015 (Attachments B, C, and D) were distributed to the committee.



170314 AttachA.pdf170314 AttachA.pdf170314 AttachB.pdf170314 AttachB.pdf170314 AttachC.pdf170314 AttachC.pdf170314 AttachD.pdf170314 AttachD.pdf



02:17 PM



Representative Singer responded to questions from the committee regarding the bill.



02:37 PM




Vivienne Belmont, DORA, responded to questions from the committee.



02:46 PM




Clare Pramuk, Legislative Council Staff, responded to questions from the committee regarding the fiscal note.



02:48 PM --
Dr. Steve Rissman, Colorado Association of Naturopathic Doctors, testified in support of the bill.



02:53 PM --
Dr. Shawna Kiker, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



02:57 PM --
Dr. Roanne Rouse Houck, representing herself, testified in support of the bill and distributed handouts the to committee (Attachments E and F).



170314 AttachE.pdf170314 AttachE.pdf170314 AttachF.pdf170314 AttachF.pdf



03:01 PM



Dr. Rouse Houk and Dr. Kiker responded to questions from the committee.



03:14 PM --
Linda Rosa, Advocates for Children in Therapy, testified in opposition to the bill and distributed handouts to the committee (Attachments G and H).



170314 AttachG.pdf170314 AttachG.pdf170314 AttachH.pdf170314 AttachH.pdf



03:19 PM --
Donna Walter, Colorado Association of Naturopathic Medicine, testified in opposition to the bill.



03:25 PM --
Dr. Emily Zadvorny, Colorado Pharmacists Society, testified in support of the bill without amendments. Dr. Zadvorny responded to questions from the committee.















03:36 PM -- Dr. Stephanie Sandhu, Colorado Academy of Family Physicians, testified in support of the bill without amendments. Dr. Sandhu responded to questions from the committee.



03:42 PM --
Ryan Biehle, Colorado Academy of Family Physicians, testified in support of the bill without amendments and distributed a handout (Attachment I) to the committee. Mr. Biehle responded to questions from the committee.



170314 AttachI.pdf170314 AttachI.pdf



03:47 PM --
Dr. Mark Johnson, Colorado Medical Society, testified in support of the bill without amendments. Dr. Johnson responded to questions from the committee.



03:57 PM --
Dr. Bill Blanchett, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Blanchett responded to questions from the committee.



04:04 PM --
Gail Dawson, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



04:07 PM --
Dr. Sandra McCowan, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



04:11 PM --
Dr. Mary Rondeau, representing herself, testified in support of the bill and read witness statements. Dr. Rondeau responded to questions from the committee.



04:18 PM --
Rachel Burns, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Burns responded to questions from the committee.



04:22 PM --
Larry Sarner, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill and submitted a handout (Attachment J).



170314 AttachJ.pdf170314 AttachJ.pdf



04:27 PM --
Dr. Denise Clark, Colorado Association of Naturopathic Doctors, testified in support of the bill.







04:30 PM



Representative Singer explained amendments L.011 and L.010 (Attachments C and B) to the committee.

BILL: SB17-106
TIME: 04:31:12 PM
MOVED: Singer
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.011 (Attachment C). The motion passed on a vote of 11-2.
SECONDED: Ginal
VOTE
Catlin
Yes
Everett
No
Ginal
Yes
Hooton
Yes
Lewis
Yes
Liston
Yes
McLachlan
Yes
Michaelson Jenet
Yes
Pabon
Yes
Ransom
Yes
Wilson
No
Danielson
Yes
Singer
Yes
YES: 11 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS


BILL: SB17-106
TIME: 04:33:22 PM
MOVED: Singer
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.010 (Attachment B). The motion passed on a vote of 7-6.
SECONDED: Ginal
VOTE
Catlin
Yes
Everett
No
Ginal
Yes
Hooton
Yes
Lewis
No
Liston
No
McLachlan
Yes
Michaelson Jenet
Yes
Pabon
Yes
Ransom
No
Wilson
No
Danielson
No
Singer
Yes
YES: 7 NO: 6 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





04:34 PM



Representative Singer explained amendment L.015 (Attachments D) to the committee.

BILL: SB17-106
TIME: 04:38:28 PM
MOVED: Singer
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.015 (Attachment D). The motion passed on a vote of 8-5.
SECONDED: Ginal
VOTE
Catlin
Yes
Everett
No
Ginal
Yes
Hooton
Yes
Lewis
Yes
Liston
No
McLachlan
Yes
Michaelson Jenet
Yes
Pabon
Yes
Ransom
No
Wilson
No
Danielson
No
Singer
Yes
YES: 8 NO: 5 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







04:40 PM



Representative Singer gave concluding remarks. Committee members commented on the bill.

BILL: SB17-106
TIME: 04:51:02 PM
MOVED: Singer
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-106, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 8-5.
SECONDED: Ginal
VOTE
Catlin
Yes
Everett
No
Ginal
Yes
Hooton
Yes
Lewis
No
Liston
No
McLachlan
Yes
Michaelson Jenet
Yes
Pabon
Yes
Ransom
No
Wilson
No
Danielson
Yes
Singer
Yes
Final YES: 8 NO: 5 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



04:52 PM



Representative Danielson adjourned the meeting.


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