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60D4B562622B75018725850C007533F9 Hearing Summary


Date Feb 12, 2020      
Location Old State Library

HB20-1210 - Referred to House Finance

02:20:12 PM  

Representative Caraveo and Representative Duran, bill sponsors, presented House Bill 20-1210 to the committee.  The bill extends the repeal of the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners and the regulation of chiropractors until September 1, 2029.  The bill also makes the following changes:

•        removes the requirement that a board member be a United States citizen;

•        removes the requirement that an applicant pass the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners exam and allows the state board to determine the appropriate exam;

•        changes the continuing education requirement from 15 hours to 30 hours every 2 years;

•        modifies grounds for discipline related to drug and alcohol use, failing to notify the board of any illness that makes the chiropractor unable to render services with reasonable skill and safety, failing to act within the limitations of a physical or mental condition, and failing to comply with limitations agreed under a confidential agreement;

•        allows chiropractors to enter into confidential agreements with the Board to limit their practices; and

•        allows a chiropractic student to perform chiropractic services if the student is in a course of instruction and a Board-approved school and has the signed written consent from the patient.  

02:22:54 PM  

Representative Lontine proceeded with witness testimony on the bill.

02:23:19 PM  

Dr. Rachel Wendt, Colorado Chiropractic Association, testified in support of the bill.  Nathan Bachelder, Department of Regulatory Agencies, responded to committee questions.

02:27:41 PM  

The bill sponsors provided closing remarks on the bill.

02:28:57 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1210 to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Caraveo
Seconded Buckner
Baisley Excused
Buckner Yes
Jackson Yes
Mullica Excused
Soper Excused
Tipper Yes
Titone Yes
Will Yes
Caraveo Yes
Lontine Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 3   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

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