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s_hhs_2018a_2018-03-01t13:32:15z0 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB18-1032

SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Mar 1, 2018      
Location SCR 354



HB18-1032 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:32:21 PM  

Senators Fields and Tate, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 18-1032.  The bill requires the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to make individualized patient information in the Emergency Medical Services Agency Patient Care Database available to health information networks.  The CDPHE must contract with health information networks regarding access to EMS patient data, and the sharing of patient data must comply with the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

01:35:02 PM  

Kate Horle, Colorado Regional Health Information Organization, testified in support of the bill and provided a copy of her testimony (Attachment A).

01:40:26 PM  
Sean Caffrey, Emergency Medical Services Association of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
01:45:24 PM  

Randy Kuykendall, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, testified in support of the bill.  Committee questions followed.

01:51:45 PM  
Ms. Horle, Mr. Caffrey, and Mr. Kuykendall responded to questions from the committee.
02:02:49 PM  

Committee questions and discussion continued.

02:13:02 PM  

Ms. Horle explained the process involved in collecting and maintaining medical data.

02:25:21 PM  
Mr. Caffrey responded to questions.
02:25:51 PM  
Christina Johnson, Colorado Senior Lobby, testified in support of the bill.
02:27:05 PM  
Diane Robinson, Colorado Senior Lobby, testified in support of the bill.
02:29:16 PM  
Senator Tate made closing comments.
02:30:10 PM  
Senator Fields made closing comments


02:32:48 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1032 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Crowder
Seconded
Aguilar Yes
Crowder Yes
Kefalas Yes
Martinez Humenik Yes
Smallwood Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS