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5DFD784F8A8A5F2D8725869400000AA3 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB21-1123

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC & BEHAVIORAL HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Mar 9, 2021      
Location HCR 0112



HB21-1123 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


05:00:28 PM  
Representative Michaelson Jenet, bill sponsor, introduced HB21-1123. This bill requires information sharing between the Department of Human Services (DHS), county departments of human services, and the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) if a regulated professional was found to have a substantiated case of mistreatment of an at-risk adult in the course of their professional duties. As part of this information sharing, DORA must provide the professional license number of the person under investigation to county departments of human services. In addition, the DHS must share certain appeal information with DORA, upon request. Starting January 1, 2022, the DHS must notify DORA within ten days if a professional has been found to have a substantiated case of mistreatment.

The bill also requires courts to request Colorado Adult Protective Services (CAPS) data system checks from the DHS before a court appoints a conservator or guardian to an at-risk adult. The courts may require the applicant to pay for the CAPS check. The DHS must provide notification of a substantiated finding within seven calendar days.

05:02:15 PM  
Kris Zumalt, representing Colorado Bar Association, testified to amend the bill.
05:09:29 PM  
Ms. Jeanette Hensley,
representing Colorado Senior Lobby, testified in support of the bill. She
responded to questions from the committee.
05:14:18 PM  
Representative Michaelson
Jenet introduced and spoke about L.001 (Attachment O).


05:15:14 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment O)
Moved Michaelson Jenet
Seconded Ricks
Bradfield
Cutter
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Holtorf
Jodeh
Larson Excused
Ortiz
Pelton
Ricks
Woog
Young
Sirota
Michaelson Jenet
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:15:31 PM  
Committee members asked questions about the amendment.
05:15:43 PM  
Representative Michaelson Jenet made final remarks on the bill.


05:17:28 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1123, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Michaelson Jenet
Seconded Cutter
Bradfield Yes
Cutter Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Excused
Holtorf Yes
Jodeh Yes
Larson Excused
Ortiz Yes
Pelton Yes
Ricks Yes
Woog Yes
Young Yes
Sirota Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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