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PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For BILL #4 PREVENTION OF OPIOID AND OTHER SUBSTANCE USE

INTERIM COMMITTEE  OPIOID AND OTHER SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS
Date Oct 3, 2018      
Location HCR 0112



Bill #4 Prevention of Opioid and Other Substance Use - Committee Discussion Only


11:52:59 AM  

Kristen Forrestal, OLLS, presented Bill 4 [Attachment B] and amendments 1 through 18 [Attachments HH through YY].

11:57:55 AM  
Ms. Forrestal discussed amendments 1 through 9 [Attachments
HH, II, JJ, KK, LL, MM, NN, OO,  and PP].  Committee discussion
ensued.
12:04:56 PM  

Committee discussion focused on health outcomes for women who use controlled substances while pregnant.

12:08:47 PM  

Ms. Forrestal presented amendments 10, 11, and 12 [Attachments QQ, RR, and SS].

12:10:49 PM  

Ms. Forrestal continued to discuss the amendments. She presented amendment 13 [Attachment TT]. Committee discussion followed.

12:12:09 PM  

The committee discussed amendments 14, 15, and 16 [Attachments UU, VV, and WW].  Committee discussion followed.

12:20:01 PM  

Bill Zepernick, Legislative Council Staff, responded to questions about the additional cost that would result from the implementation of amendment 16.

12:22:55 PM  

Kayla Tibbais, Boys and Girls Club, discussed amendment 16 and grant funding from the Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) in the Department of Human Services.

12:23:47 PM  

Cristen Bates, OBH, discussed the appropriation that would result from amendment 16 and OBH's process for carrying over grant funding. Ms. Bates responded to questions.

12:27:09 PM  

Ms. Forrestal discussed amendments 17 and 18 [Attachments XX and YY].

12:28:36 PM  

Jose Esquibel, Office of the Attorney General, addressed issues related to public health plans.

12:30:37 PM  

Angie Howes, Colorado Retail Council, testified about her concerns regarding warning labels for opioid medications.