Senator Ginal, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 20-1183. This bill extends the regulation of nurse aides until September 1, 2027, and makes the following changes:
- relocates provisions related to certified nurse aides to the Nurse Practice Act;
- modifies the grounds for discipline related to excessive use of alcohol and drugs;
- changes the waiting period for recertification after a certificate is revoked to two years;
- repeals the requirement that the State Board of Nurses send notifications of action taken by certified mail; and
- clarifies that the regulation of certified nurse aides does not apply to a person directly employed by a medical facility for the first four months, if the employment is part of an approved training program and the certification is not through endorsement.
There was no in-person testimony on the bill.
The following individual submitted written testimony on the bill (Attachment D):
David Bolin, Colorado Long-term Assistance Service Providers, testified in support of the bill.