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H_PHC_2018A 05/08/2018 01:50:23 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH CARE & HUMAN SERVICES
Date 05/08/2018
Attendance
Beckman *
Catlin X
Everett X
Ginal X
Hooton *
Landgraf X
Lontine *
Michaelson Jenet X
Pettersen X
Ransom X
Winkler *
Danielson X
Singer X
Time 01:50:23 PM to 02:52:38 PM
Place HCR 0107
This Meeting was called to order by Singer
This Report was prepared by Anne Wallace
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB18-270 Referred to House Appropriations
SB18-272 Referred to House Appropriations

SB18-270 - Referred to House Appropriations


01:50:32 PM  

Representative Pettersen and Representative Wist, bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 18-270 to the committee.  The bill requires the Department of Human Services (DHS) to establish a statewide program to refer high-risk individuals to community transition services after receiving treatment in an acute treatment center, crisis service facility, withdrawal management facility, or hospital.

01:56:03 PM  
Representatives Pettersen and Wist responded to committee questions.
01:56:04 PM  

Representative Singer proceeded with witness testimony on the bill.

02:01:20 PM  
Joshua Ewing, Colorado Hospital Association, testified in support of the bill.
02:05:03 PM  

Evan Silverman, representing himself, testified in support of the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment A).  

02:07:49 PM  
Camille Harding, DHS, testified in support of the bill.
02:16:46 PM  
Moe Keller, Mental Heath Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
02:21:07 PM  
Ms. Harding and Mr. Silverman responded to committee questions.
02:23:48 PM  
Representatives Wist and Pettersen gave concluding remarks on the bill.


02:26:31 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-270 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Pettersen
Seconded Ginal
Beckman Yes
Catlin Yes
Everett No
Ginal Yes
Hooton Yes
Landgraf Yes
Lontine Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Pettersen Yes
Ransom Yes
Winkler Yes
Danielson Yes
Singer Yes
Final YES: 12   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB18-272 - Referred to House Appropriations


02:29:01 PM  

Representative McLachlan and Representative Carver, bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 18-272 to the committee.  The bill codifies the existing Office of Suicide Prevention into law and creates the crisis and suicide prevention training grant program in the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to provide assistance to public schools and school districts to annually provide comprehensive crisis and suicide prevention training for all teachers and staff.

02:31:36 PM  
Representatives McLachlan and Carver responded to committee questions
02:39:33 PM  

Representative Singer proceeded with witness testimony on the bill.

02:39:34 PM  

Susan Marine, Suicide Prevention Coalition Colorado, testified in support of the bill.  Ms. Marine reponded to committee questions.

02:49:23 PM  
Representative McLachlan responded to committee questions.
02:50:36 PM  
Representatives Carver and McLachlan gave concluding remarks on the bill.


02:52:29 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-272 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Michaelson Jenet
Seconded Hooton
Beckman Yes
Catlin Yes
Everett No
Ginal Yes
Hooton Yes
Landgraf Yes
Lontine Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Pettersen Yes
Ransom No
Winkler No
Danielson Yes
Singer Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


02:52:38 PM   Committee Adjourned






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