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S_HHS_2019A 03/20/2019 10:35:59 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date 03/20/2019
Attendance
Crowder X
Smallwood X
Winter X
Pettersen X
Fields X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Time 10:35:59 AM to 12:30:07 PM
Place LSB B
This Meeting was called to order by Senator Fields
This Report was prepared by Elizabeth Haskell
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB19-153 Amended, referred to Senate Finance
HB19-1131 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

SB19-153 - Amended, referred to Senate Finance


10:36:08 AM  
Senator Fields, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 19-153.
 Under current law, the Podiatry Board and the regulation of podiatrists,
which is housed in the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), is scheduled
to repeal on July 1, 2019. This bill extends the repeal date to September
1, 2026, after a sunset review by DORA. The bill also clarifies that a
podiatrist must pass an exam in order to be licensed by the Podiatry Board;
allows the board to enter into a confidential agreement with a podiatrist
to limit their scope of practice if the podiatrist suffers from a physical
or mental illness; and removes the requirement that the board send a letter
of admonition through certified mail. In addition, a podiatrist may be
subject to discipline if a podiatrist does not limit their practice as
agreed to in the confidential agreement.
10:39:01 AM  
Yelana Love, Office of Legislative Legal Services, discussed amendments L.001 and L.002 (Attachments A and B).
10:40:36 AM  
Senator Fields discussed amendment L.001
(Attachment A).
10:42:18 AM  
Dustin Kruse, Colorado Foot and Ankle Society,
testified in support of the bill.
10:43:49 AM  
Daniel Moon, Colorado Orthopedic Society, testified in support of the bill.
10:45:03 AM  
Corky Kyle, Colorado Coalition for Podiatric
Reform, testified in support of the bill.


10:52:00 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment B).
Moved Fields
Seconded
Crowder
Smallwood
Winter
Pettersen
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


10:52:23 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A).
Moved Fields
Seconded
Crowder
Smallwood
Winter
Pettersen
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
10:52:36 AM  
Senator Fields made closing comments.


10:53:26 AM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-153, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Fields
Seconded
Crowder Yes
Smallwood Yes
Winter Yes
Pettersen Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1131 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


10:53:31 AM  

Senator Winter, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 19-1131. This bill requires a drug wholesaler, manufacturer, or agent of either, to provide the wholesale acquisition cost of a prescription drug to the entity or individual with whom drug-related information is shared, as well as educational materials concerning the whole acquisition cost of other prescription drugs in the same therapeutic class.

10:57:14 AM  
Dana Mallick, PhRMA, testified against
the bill, without amendments.
11:00:22 AM  
Emily Roberts, Colorado Bioscience Association, testified against the bill.
11:03:09 AM  
Ms. Mallick responded to questions.
11:06:47 AM  
Senator Winter responded to questions.
11:13:01 AM  
Ms. Mallick responded to questions.
11:13:45 AM  
Brad Young, Rx Plus, testified in support
of the bill and responded to questions.
11:24:29 AM  
Committee questions continued.
11:28:24 AM  
Emily Zadvorny, Colorado Pharmacists Society,
testified in support of the bill.
11:32:03 AM  
Gina Moore, Colorado Pharmacists Society,
testified in support of the bill.
11:35:36 AM  
Ms. Zadvorny and Ms. Moore responded to the questions.
11:41:33 AM  
Virginia Gebhart, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
11:47:49 AM  
Stan Gelb, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
11:50:23 AM  
Dave Rodriguez, Colorado Nurses Association, testified in support of the bill and responded to questions.
12:02:56 PM  
Committee discussion and comments followed.
12:03:49 PM  
Beth Utton, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
12:07:26 PM  
Dr. Lynn Parry, Colorado Medical Society, testified in support of the bill.
12:11:31 PM  
Jessica Morgan, Colorado Association of Health Plans, testified in support of the bill.
12:13:15 PM  
The witness panel responded to questions.
12:23:10 PM  
Sentor Winter distributed two letters in
support of the bill to the committee (Attachments C and D).  Senator
Winter distributed amendments L.013 and L.014 (Attachments E and F).


12:25:21 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.013 (Attachments E).
Moved Winter
Seconded
Crowder
Smallwood
Winter
Pettersen
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


12:26:12 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.014 (Attachment F).
Moved Winter
Seconded
Crowder
Smallwood
Winter
Pettersen
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
12:26:13 PM  
Senator Winter made closing comments.


12:29:54 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1131, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Winter
Seconded
Crowder No
Smallwood No
Winter Yes
Pettersen Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


12:30:07 PM   The committee adjourned.