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s_sa_2017a_2017-04-24t13:52:10z5 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/24/2017

Location: SCR 357

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1080



SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Postpone House Bill 17-1080 indefinitely using a r

Refer House Bill 17-1080 to the Committee on Appro
PASS

FAIL







04:35 PM -- HB17-1080



Senator Crowder, sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1080 to the committee. The bill, as amended by the House Health, Insurance, and Environment Committee, clarifies and modifies the licensing requirements for durable medical equipment (DME) suppliers in several areas. First, it specifies that the definition of DME supplier applies for both the current competitive bid product categories for DME and to any successor bidding program established by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Second, it requires a license to be obtained for each physical location from which a DME supplier provides services in Colorado. Third, the bill modifies the various requirements for the physical locations used by a DME supplier in the state, including prohibiting a DME supplier from using a supply warehouse or repair facility as a licensed location, unless it meets certain accreditation criteria.



04:37 PM --
Jason Hopfer, representing the Bone Growth Stimulator Coalition, testified against the bill.



04:41 PM --
Elisabeth Rosen, representing the Bone Growth Stimulator Coalition, testified against the bill.



04:42 PM --
Kelli Ore, representing Rocky Mountain Medical Equipment and herself, testified in support of the bill.



04:47 PM --
Doug Coleman, representing the Colorado Association for Medical Equipment Services, testified in support of the bill.



04:50 PM --
Kenneth Snyder, representing Nepenthe Home Medical Equipment, testified in support of the bill.





04:53 PM



Mr. Coleman responded to committee member questions.



04:57 PM --
Brian Mayer, representing Thornton Medical, testified in support of the bill.



04:59 PM --
Ty Harper, representing himself and Major Medical Supply, testified in support of the bill.



05:02 PM --
Danny Dounglomchunt, representing Major Medical Supply, testified in support of the bill.



05:04 PM --
Jody Wright, representing Rocky Mountain Medical Equipment, testified in support of the bill.





05:09 PM



Senator Crowder wrapped up his presentation of the bill. Committee members commented on the bill.

BILL: HB17-1080
TIME: 05:12:23 PM
MOVED: Court
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1080 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion failed on a vote of 2-3.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
Yes
Fenberg
Yes
Hill
No
Sonnenberg
No
Marble
No
YES: 2 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL




BILL: HB17-1080
TIME: 05:12:43 PM
MOVED: Sonnenberg
MOTION: Postpone House Bill 17-1080 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 3-2.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
No
Fenberg
No
Hill
Yes
Sonnenberg
Yes
Marble
Yes
Final YES: 3 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







05:13 PM



The committee adjourned.








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