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B50562D6D46155FF8725850E0079A632 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB20-1212

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



HB20-1212 - Amended, referred to House Finance


03:08:49 PM  

Representative Caraveo, bill sponsor, introduced House Bill 20-1212. The bill continues the regulation of naturopathic doctors by the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) for nine years and implements the department's recommendations in the sunset report.  Specifically, it provides department staff, consultants, and complainants with immunity from liability for acts occurring while acting in their capacity; removes references to the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners and the Council of Naturopathic Medical Education; and repeals the requirement that naturopathic doctors enter into a collaborative agreement with a licensed physician before treating children under the age of two.

03:15:14 PM  

Deputy Karen McGovern, Department of Regulatory Agencies, testified against portions of the bill.

03:19:23 PM  

Deputy McGovern responded to questions from the committee.

03:20:59 PM  

Dr. Rachelle Forsberg, Colorado Association of Naturopathic Doctors, testified in support of the bill. She distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment A).

03:25:12 PM  

Dr. Ashley Biscoe, Colorado Association of Naturopathic Doctors, testified in support of the bill.

03:28:26 PM  

Dr. James Gilchrist, Colorado Association of Naturopathic Doctors, testified about the bill.

03:32:01 PM  

Ruth Aponte, Academy of Pediatrics, testified in favor of the bill.

03:35:45 PM  

The previous panel of witness responded to questions from the committee.

03:42:46 PM  

Representative Caraveo introduced amendment L.001 (Attachment B).



03:49:54 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment B).
Moved Caraveo
Seconded Larson
Caraveo
Cutter
Gonzales-Gutierrez Excused
Holtorf
Jaquez Lewis
Larson
Mullica
Pelton
Saine
Sandridge
Young
Michaelson Jenet Excused
Singer
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:50:08 PM  

The bill sponsor made closing comments on the bill.



03:51:43 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1212, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Caraveo
Seconded Saine
Caraveo Yes
Cutter Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Excused
Holtorf Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Larson Yes
Mullica Yes
Pelton Yes
Saine Yes
Sandridge Yes
Young Yes
Michaelson Jenet Excused
Singer Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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