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05B634332D054DD18725823A0064ACF2 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB18-1112

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, INSURANCE, & ENVIRONMENT
Date Feb 20, 2018      
Location HCR 0107



HB18-1112 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


11:19:40 AM  

Representatives J. Becker and Esgar, bill sponsors, explained House Bill 18-1112 to the committee.  The bill requires a health benefit plan to provide coverage for health care services provided by a pharmacist if the services are provided within a health professional shortage area and the health benefit plan provides coverage for the same services provided by a licensed physician or advanced practice nurse. 

11:21:39 AM  

Representatives Becker and Esgar responded to committee questions.

11:21:40 AM  

Representative Ginal proceeded with witness testimony.

11:24:01 AM  

Emily Zadvorny, representing the Colorado Pharmacists Society, testified in support of the bill.

11:28:37 AM  

Gina Moore, representing the Colorado Pharmacists Society, testified in support of the bill.

11:29:52 AM  

Kim Ward, representing the Colorado Retail Council, testified in support of the bill.

11:31:20 AM  

Ms. Ward, Ms. Moore, and Ms. Zadvorny responded to committee questions.  Committee discussion ensued.

11:38:32 AM  
Representative Becker responded to committee questions.
11:48:45 AM  
Brad Young, representing RX Plus Pharmacy, testified in support of the bill.
11:51:43 AM  
Mr. Young responded to committee questions.
11:53:05 AM  
Representative Lontine concluded witness testimony.
11:55:50 AM  
Representatives Becker and Esgar made closing remarks.
12:00:42 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


12:03:12 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1112 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Esgar
Seconded Kennedy
Beckman No
Buckner Yes
Covarrubias Yes
Humphrey No
Jackson Yes
Kennedy Yes
Landgraf Yes
Lontine Yes
Ransom No
Roberts Yes
Wilson Yes
Esgar Yes
Ginal Excused
Final YES: 9   NO: 3   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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