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8A3D705F94BB789A872586B6007591F3 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB21-021

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC & BEHAVIORAL HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Apr 13, 2021      
Location HCR 0112



SB21-021 - Amended, referred to House Finance


03:24:12 PM  
Representative Young,
bill sponsor, introduced SB21-021.




The bill enters Colorado into the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Interstate Compact, pending its adoption by ten or more states.  The
compact requires that member states recognize licenses for audiology or
speech-language pathology issued by any other member state, including practicing
telehealth services, and establishes minimum criteria for such licenses.
 One such criterion is a background check for audiologists and speech-language
pathologists.  Credentialed practitioners in a member state can apply
for the privilege to practice in another member state.  The compact
grants member states the authority to charge a fee for such privilege.


 

The bill grants the Department of Regulatory Agencies the authority to
promulgate rules related to the implementation of the compact, to appoint
members to the compact’s governing commission, and to report data to the
commission, as determined by rule.
03:27:33 PM  
Representative Carver, bill sponsor, gave opening remarks on the bill.
03:27:48 PM  
Bill sponsors responded
to questions from committee members.
03:30:41 PM  
Dr. Lesley Edwards-Gaither, representing Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Military Spouses, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Elissa Jodon, representing Colorado Academy of Audiology, testified in support of the bill. Lacy Hoyer-Helms, representing OASIS Pediatric Therapy, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Susan Adams, representing American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Katheryn Boada, representing Children's Hospital Colorado and Colorado Speech-Language Hearing Association, testified in support of the bill.
03:44:29 PM  
The panel of witnesses
responded to questions from committee members.
03:47:18 PM  
Mr. Dan Logsdon, representing Council of State Governments, answered questions from committee members.
03:47:56 PM  

Megan Wagner, representing Colorado Speech Language Hearing Association, testified in support of the bill. The witness responded to questions from committee members.

Submitted written testimony can be found in Attachment A.

03:56:36 PM  
Representative Young
introduced and explained amendment L.001 (Attachment B). Representative
Carver responded to questions on L.001 from committee members.


04:00:31 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment B)
Moved Young
Seconded Pelton
Baisley
Bradfield
Cutter
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Holtorf
Jodeh
Ortiz Excused
Pelton
Ricks
Woog
Young
Sirota
Michaelson Jenet
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:00:32 PM  
Representative Carver
and Representative Young gave final comments on the bill.
04:01:41 PM  
Committee members gave final comments on the bill.


04:03:45 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-021, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Young
Seconded Sirota
Baisley Yes
Bradfield Yes
Cutter Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Holtorf Yes
Jodeh Yes
Ortiz Excused
Pelton Yes
Ricks Yes
Woog Yes
Young Yes
Sirota Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Final YES: 12   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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