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67912EC95CDB4CA28725850E007E173D Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB20-1230

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH CARE & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Feb 14, 2020      
Location HCR 0112



HB20-1230 - Amended, referred to House Finance


03:57:23 PM  

Representative Singer and Representative Larson, bill sponsors, introduced House Bill 20-1230.  This bill continues the licensing of occupational therapists and assistants until September 1, 2030, and makes the following changes:

  • adds occupational therapy consultant and occupational therapy assistant to the list of titles a person can use if they are licensed in the state and allows occupational therapy assistants to use the abbreviation O.T.A. or C.O.T.A.;
  • clarifies that the law does not restrict the activities of a person fulfilling an occupational therapy doctoral capstone experience under appropriate supervision;
  • adds failing to make essential or falsifying entries on a patent record, committing abuse of health insurance, and committing a fraudulent insurance act to the grounds of discipline;
  • adds additional definitions concerning the scope of practice for occupational therapists; and
  • reorganizes sections of statute and makes other technical changes.
04:00:08 PM  

The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.

04:00:32 PM  

Bailey LaBoeuf Johnson, Occupational Therapy Association of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

04:03:33 PM  

Kathryn Carano, Occupational Therapy Association of Colorado, testified about an amendment to the bill.

04:04:54 PM  

Betsy Murray, American Physical Therapy Association Colorado Chapter, testified in a neutral position about the bill. She distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment D).

04:06:24 PM  

The bill sponsors distributed and discussed amendment L.001 (Attachment E).

04:07:39 PM  

Richard Sweetman, Office of Legislative Legal Services, responded to a question from the committee



04:09:08 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment E).
Moved Singer
Seconded Larson
Caraveo
Cutter
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Holtorf
Jaquez Lewis
Larson
Mullica
Pelton
Saine
Sandridge
Young
Michaelson Jenet
Singer
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:09:32 PM  

The bill sponsor explained amendment L.002 (Attachment F).



04:09:47 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment F).
Moved Larson
Seconded Singer
Caraveo
Cutter
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Holtorf
Jaquez Lewis
Larson
Mullica
Pelton
Saine
Sandridge
Young
Michaelson Jenet
Singer
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:09:59 PM  

The bill sponsors made closing comments on the bill.



04:14:01 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1230, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Singer
Seconded Larson
Caraveo Yes
Cutter Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Holtorf Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Larson Yes
Mullica Yes
Pelton Yes
Saine Yes
Sandridge Yes
Young Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Singer Yes
Final YES: 13   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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