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349FCE970ED1B781872583910067394F Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB19-1019

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & INSURANCE
Date Jan 29, 2019      
Location HCR 0107



HB19-1019 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


11:47:31 AM  

Representative Coleman, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 19-1019 to the committee.  The bill establishes continuing professional competency requirements for registered psychotherapists.  The Board of Registered Psychotherapists in the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) must adopt rules to establish a continuing professional competency program.  A handout was distributed to the committee (Attachment A).  

11:51:04 AM  
Representative Coleman distributed amendment
L.001 to the committee (Attachment B).
11:51:29 AM  
Jennifer Berman, Office of Legislative
Legal Services, came to the table to respond to committee questions.
11:54:52 AM  

Rebecca Walush, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

11:59:04 AM  

Carol O'Dowd, Colorado Association of Psychotherapists, testified in support of the bill.

12:02:43 PM  
Mary Ann Ursich, Colorado Association of Psychotherapists, testified in support of the bill.
12:04:56 PM  

Dr. James Pinkney, representing himself, testified in support of the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment C).  

12:07:22 PM  
Dr. Reo Leslie, representing himself, testified
in support of the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment D).
12:09:50 PM  

The panel of witnesses responded to committee questions.

12:15:04 PM  

Felicidad Fraser-Solak, National Association of Social Workers, testified in opposition to the bill.

12:27:07 PM  
Dr. Rick Ginsberg, Colorado Psychological Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
12:30:33 PM  
Dr. Athena Baca-Chieza, Colorado Psychological Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
12:33:23 PM  

The panel of witnesses responded to committee questions.

12:40:37 PM  

Jeff Riester, DORA, testified in a neutral position on the bill.  Mr. Riester responded to committee questions.

12:53:31 PM  

Greg McHugh, representing himself, testified regarding the bill.

12:58:58 PM  

Committee members commented on amendment L.001 (Attachment B).  



01:00:35 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment B).
Moved Jaquez Lewis
Seconded Mullica
Baisley
Beckman
Buckner
Catlin
Jackson
Jaquez Lewis
Mullica
Soper
Titone
Caraveo
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
01:00:36 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


01:12:42 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1019, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Jaquez Lewis
Seconded Mullica
Baisley Yes
Beckman Yes
Buckner Yes
Catlin No
Jackson No
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Mullica Yes
Soper Yes
Titone No
Caraveo No
Lontine No
Final YES: 6   NO: 5   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS