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BCF3490027D395D6872585050074E25C Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB20-102

SENATE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY
Date Feb 5, 2020      
Location SCR 352



SB20-102 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


02:18:46 PM  

Senator Ginal, co-prime sponsor, explained Senate Bill 20-102, concerning required disclosures to patients regarding formal actions based on sexual misconduct.  Senator Ginal discussed that this bill attempts to address an issue that was uncovered during sunset reviews last year about medical providers who abuse their position of trust, reporting, and transparency. 

 

02:24:04 PM  

Raana Simmons, representing the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault, testified in support of the bill.  She noted that the bill protects patient safety while providing a new accountability and disciplinary process for medical providers who have engaged in misconduct. 

02:27:37 PM  

Pamela Maass, representing herself, spoke in favor of the measure.  She discussed the underreporting of medical sexual misconduct and the cumbersome process for reporting it that is currently in place. 

Committee members asked questions about the range of sexual misconduct the bill covers and the time periods involved. 

 

02:36:16 PM  

Alison McCarthy, representing herself, testified in support of the measure.  She relayed a personal experience of being sexually abused by a doctor and the need for patients to make informed decisions about medical care. 

Katherine Bultheis, representing herself, spoke in support of the bill.  She relayed a personal experience with a medical provider and the need for a formal complaint process. 

The committee took a brief recess. 

02:58:08 PM  

The committee was called back to order.  Senator Cooke, co-prime sponsor, joined the hearing and explained the bill.  He provided statistics and discussed the merits of the bill.  

The committee discussed "substandard violations" and the reporting of them.    

Senator Cooke presented Amendments L. 003 (Attachment B) and L. 004 (Attachment C).

 



03:04:42 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment B)
Moved Cooke
Seconded
Cooke
Gardner
Rodriguez
Gonzales
Lee
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:05:08 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment C)
Moved Cooke
Seconded
Cooke
Gardner
Rodriguez
Gonzales
Lee
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:05:09 PM  

Sophia San Miguel, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. 



03:11:55 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-102, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Cooke
Seconded
Cooke Yes
Gardner Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Gonzales Yes
Lee Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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