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9193278A542D986187258521007361B9 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB20-087

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH CARE & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Mar 4, 2020      
Location HCR 0112



SB20-087 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:00:21 PM  

Representative Mullica, bill sponsor, described Senate Bill 20-087.

Starting on January 1, 2021, this bill requires an individual to pass a nationally accredited central service exam, and hold either a certified registered central service technician credential or a sterile processing and distribution technician credential in order to work as a central service technician, with certain exceptions.  Anyone who does not meet these requirements may continue to work as a central technician for up to 18 months as long as they are making a good-faith effort to satisfy the requirements.  These requirements do not apply to a person who:

  • was employed as a central service technician in a hospital or ambulatory surgical center for at least one year between December 31, 2015, and December 31, 2020;
  • was employed by a hospital or ambulatory surgical center on December 31, 2020; and
  • remains continuously employed after December 31, 2020.

Finally, the bill does not prohibit a hospital or ambulatory center from employing a health care professional; a person who holds and maintains a registration, certification, or license to perform health care services; or a student to perform the duties of a central service technician.

02:03:20 PM  

Michael Nicoletti, Department of Regulatory Agencies, testified in opposition to the bill.

02:05:28 PM  

Josephine Colacci, International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management, testified in favor of the bill and distributed a handout to the committee members (Attachment D).

02:07:52 PM  

Damien Berg, International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management, testified in favor of the bill.

02:10:12 PM  

The bill sponsor and the previous panel of witnesses responded to questions from the committee.

02:19:03 PM  

The bill sponsor made closing remarks on the bill.

02:20:03 PM  

The committee members made closing remarks on the bill.



02:22:40 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-087 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Mullica
Seconded Michaelson Jenet
Caraveo Yes
Cutter Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Holtorf Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Landgraf Yes
Larson Yes
Liston Yes
Mullica Yes
Pelton Excused
Young Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Singer Yes
Final YES: 12   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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