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Sunset Professional Review Committees

Concerning the continuation of the functions of professional review committees, and, in connection therewith, implementing the recommendations contained in the 2018 sunset report by the department of regulatory agencies.
2019 Regular Session
Professions & Occupations
Bill Summary

Sunset Process - Senate Judiciary Committee. The bill implements the recommendations of the department of regulatory agencies' sunset review and report on the functions of professional review committees as follows:

  • Continues the functions of professional review committees for 11 years, until September 1, 2030 ( sections 1 and 2 of the bill);
  • Makes technical amendments repealing references to the committee on anticompetitive conduct since it no longer exists and changing the term "utilization and quality control peer review organization" to "quality improvement organization" to be consistent with federal law ( sections 3 and 4 );
  • Clarifies that governing boards reporting data, and the data reported, to the division of professions and occupations in the department of regulatory agencies (division) or a regulatory board may be known to staff of the division ( section 5 );
  • Requires governing boards to annually update their information with the division ( section 5 ); and
  • Requires the division to promulgate rules to determine the information a governing board is required to report and to establish a process to remove governing boards from the registry ( section 5 ).

The bill also:

  • Defines "original source document", exempts such documents from the definition of "records", and specifies when such documents may be subject to subpoena, discovery, or use in a civil action (sections 3 and 4);
  • Encourages each professional review committee of a hospital to appoint a consumer to service on the committee (section 4);
  • Repeals language requiring, in certain situations, a professional review committee for individuals licensed under the "Colorado Medical Practice Act" or the "Nurse Practice Act" medical board or nursing board (section 4); and
  • Makes conforming amendments necessary to harmonize the bill with the title 12 recodification bill, House Bill 19-1172 ( sections 6 through 9 ).
    (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


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Bill Text

  • All Versions (7 )
    Date Bill Type Documents
    05/16/2019 Signed Act PDF
    05/15/2019 Final Act PDF
    05/02/2019 Rerevised PDF
    05/01/2019 Revised PDF
    04/30/2019 Reengrossed PDF
    04/27/2019 Engrossed PDF
    04/03/2019 Introduced PDF