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H_PHC_2017A 03/21/2017 Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH CARE & HUMAN SERVICES

Date: 03/21/2017
ATTENDANCE
Time: 01:35 PM to 04:50 PM
Catlin
X
Everett
X
Place: HCR 0107
Ginal
X
Hooton
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Landgraf
X
Representative Singer
Liston
X
Michaelson Jenet
X
This Report was prepared by
Pabon
X
Anne Wallace
Pettersen
X
Ransom
X
Wilson
X
Danielson
X
Singer
X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
SB17-142

SB17-178

HB17-1229
Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Referred to the Committee of the Whole





01:35 PM -- SB 17-142



Representative Danielson, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 17-142 to the committee. Under current federal law, a patient who undergoes a mammogram must receive a report of the results. This bill requires that the mammography report include a specified notice when a patient's mammogram indicates that the patient has dense breast tissue. Specifically, the notice must inform the patients that:

    • their mammogram indicates that they have dense breast tissue;

    • dense breast tissue is common and not abnormal;

    • dense breast tissue can make interpreting mammogram results more difficult;

    • dense breast tissue may be associated with an increased risk of breast cancer; and

    • the notice is provided to raise awareness and inform their conversations with their doctor.



The bill specifies that the required notice does not create a cause of action or a standard of care, obligation, or duty that provides the basis for a cause of action.



01:39 PM



Representative Danielson responded to questions from the committee.













01:43 PM --
Dr. Taj Kattapuram, Colorado Radiological Society, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Kattapuram responded to questions from the committee.



01:50 PM --
Dr. Steph Timothy, Colorado Breast Density Coalition, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Timothy responded to questions from the committee.



01:55 PM --
Dick Brown, Colorado Section - American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, testified in support of the bill.



01:59 PM --
Jennifer Gross, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



02:06 PM



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

BILL: SB17-142
TIME: 02:12:15 PM
MOVED: Danielson
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-142 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 11-2.
SECONDED: Pabon
VOTE
Catlin
Yes
Everett
No
Ginal
Yes
Hooton
Yes
Landgraf
Yes
Liston
Yes
Michaelson Jenet
Yes
Pabon
Yes
Pettersen
Yes
Ransom
No
Wilson
Yes
Danielson
Yes
Singer
Yes
Final YES: 11 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



02:12 PM



The committee recessed briefly.



02:20 PM -- SB 17-178



Representative Singer called the meeting back to order. Representative Melton, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 17-178 to the committee. The bill prohibits a court from requiring, as a condition of any bond, that a person who possesses a valid registry identification card abstain from using medical marijuana.











02:24 PM



Representative Melton responded to questions from the committee.



02:36 PM -- Jason Warf, Southern Colorado Cannabis Council, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Warf responded to questions from the committee.



02:45 PM --
Shawn Coleman, Drug Policy Alliance, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Coleman responded to questions from the committee.



02:52 PM --
Teri Robnett, Cannabis Patients Alliance, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Robnett responded to questions from the committee.



03:03 PM



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

BILL: SB17-178
TIME: 03:14:46 PM
MOVED: Singer
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-178 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 11-2.
SECONDED: Ginal
VOTE
Catlin
Yes
Everett
Yes
Ginal
Yes
Hooton
Yes
Landgraf
Yes
Liston
No
Michaelson Jenet
Yes
Pabon
Yes
Pettersen
Yes
Ransom
Yes
Wilson
No
Danielson
Yes
Singer
Yes
Final YES: 11 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS









03:16 PM -- HB 17-1229



Representative Singer and Representative Becker, bill sponsors, presented House Bill 17-1229 to the committee and distributed a handout (Attachment A). The bill makes changes to workers' compensation law. It requires mental impairment claims to be proven by evidence supported by the testimony of a licensed psychiatrist, rather than a physician, or a psychologist. The bill defines "psychologically traumatic event" as one generally outside of a worker's usual experience that would evoke significant symptoms of distress in a worker in similar circumstances, or an event within a worker's usual experience only when the worker is diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by a licensed psychiatrist or psychologist after:



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    • experiencing an attempt by another person to cause the worker serious bodily injury or death through the use of deadly force;

    • witnessing a death, or the immediate aftermath of a death, of one or more people as the result of a violent event; or

    • repeatedly witnessing the serious bodily injury (or immediate aftermath) of one or more people as a result of an intentional act or of an accident.



03:26 PM --
Jackie Zheleznyak, Denver Health and Hospital Authority, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Zheleznyak responded to questions from the committee.



03:36 PM --
Frank Cavanaugh, Colorado Self-Insured Association, testified in opposition to the bill.



03:40 PM --
Dr. John Nicoletti, Fraternal Order of Police, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Nicoletti responded to questions from the committee.



03:49 PM --
Edie Sonn, Pinnacol Assurance, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Sonn responded to questions from the committee.



03:55 PM --
Howard Paul, Colorado Search and Rescue Board, testified in support of the bill.



04:00 PM --
Kevin Bommer, Colorado Municipal League, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Bommer responded to questions from the committee.



04:08 PM --
Amy Newton, Pinnacol Assurance, responded to questions from the committee.



04:11 PM --
Tim Dienst, Emergency Medical Services Association of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



04:14 PM --
Jim Crone, County Sheriffs of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



04:19 PM --
Don Enlow, Colorado State Patrol and Colorado Association of State Patrol Professionals, testified in support of the bill.



04:24 PM --
Ron Sloan, Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police, testified in support of the bill.



04:27 PM --
Nick Fogel, Fraternal Order of Police, testified in support of the bill.







04:30 PM --
Sean Harper, Fraternal Order of Police, testified in support of the bill.



04:36 PM



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

BILL: HB17-1229
TIME: 04:48:21 PM
MOVED: Singer
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1229 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 12-1.
SECONDED: Michaelson Jenet
VOTE
Catlin
Yes
Everett
No
Ginal
Yes
Hooton
Yes
Landgraf
Yes
Liston
Yes
Michaelson Jenet
Yes
Pabon
Yes
Pettersen
Yes
Ransom
Yes
Wilson
Yes
Danielson
Yes
Singer
Yes
Final YES: 12 NO: 1 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



04:50 PM



Representative Danielson adjourned the meeting.


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