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7CE3045C34B2C04D872583A80074381F Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB19-1044

SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Feb 21, 2019      
Location LSB B



HB19-1044 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

02:09:28 PM  
Senators Coram and Todd, bill sponsors,
presented House Bill 19-1044.  The bill allows an adult, 18 years
of age or older, to establish a behavioral health order for scope of treatment
(behavioral health orders) that communicates his or her behavioral health
history, decisions, and preferences in the event that he or she later lacks
decisional capacity to provide informed consent to, withdrawal from, or
refuse behavioral health treatment. The bill aligns the new process for
behavioral health orders with current advance medical orders for scope
of treatment.


The bill lists the requirements for behavioral
health orders; details the duties and immunities for medical personnel
treating an adult with a behavioral health order; details how a behavioral
health order form may be executed, amended, or revoked; and specifies that
executing or failing to execute a behavioral health order does not effect
any health insurance contract, life insurance contract, or annuity.

02:10:36 PM  
Moe Keller, Mental Health Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
02:14:33 PM  
Evan Silverman, representing himself, testified in support of the bill and distributed a handout ( (Attachment A).
02:20:41 PM  
Alexandra Marie Salazar, Colorado Wellness
Network, testified in support of the bill.
02:25:17 PM  
The witness panel responded to questions.
02:26:13 PM  
Jennifer Hill, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:31:05 PM  
Dr. Lacey Berumen, National Alliance for Mental Illness, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Berumen responded to questions.
02:37:12 PM  
Jonathan Cardwell, Colorado Bar Association, testified in support of the bill.
02:39:34 PM  
The witness panel responded to questions.
02:58:30 PM  
Committee questions continued.
03:00:45 PM  
Ms. Keller returned to the table to responded to questions.
03:07:13 PM  
Senator Todd discussed amendments L.011 and L.012 (Attachments B and C).
03:14:15 PM  

Senator Fields recessed the meeting.

03:17:41 PM  

Senator Fields reconvened the meeting.



03:18:50 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.011 (Attachment B).
Moved Ginal
Seconded
Crowder
Ginal
Smallwood
Rodriguez
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:19:08 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.012 (Attachment C).
Moved Ginal
Seconded
Crowder
Ginal
Smallwood
Rodriguez
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:19:34 PM  
Senator Todd made closing comments.
03:19:56 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


03:21:12 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1044, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Ginal
Seconded
Crowder No
Ginal Yes
Smallwood No
Rodriguez Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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