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CBE671B8F3D1E994872586D2006EA2B6 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB21-011

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC & BEHAVIORAL HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date May 11, 2021      
Location HCR 0112



SB21-011 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:08:27 PM  

Representative Pelton, bill sponsor, introduced and gave opening comments on SB21-011. The bill requires pharmacists who dispense opioids to inform individuals of the potential dangers of a high dose of an opioid, and offer to dispense them an opiate antagonist if:

  • the individual is also prescribed a benzodiazepine, a sedative hypnotic drug, carisoprodol, tramadol, or gabapentin; or
  • the opioid prescription being dispensed is 90 morphine milligram equivalent or greater.

Pharmacists must also notify these individuals of available generic and brand-name opiate antagonists. The bill does not apply to pharmacists dispensing medication to a patient who is in hospice or palliative care, or to residents in veteran community living centers.

02:09:26 PM  
Representative Mullica, bill sponsor, gave opening comments on the bill.
02:12:47 PM  
Bill sponsors answered questions from the committee.
02:21:35 PM  
Bill sponsors continue to answer questions.
02:22:53 PM  
Will Clark, Legislative Council Staff, answered questions from committee members.
02:23:45 PM  
Corinthiah Brown, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Teri Smith, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Austin Vincent, Colorado Farm Bureau, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Selena Owen, RxPlus Pharmacies, testified in support of the bill.
02:42:10 PM  
Ms. Gabriella Turnbill, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Nicole Estes, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Leah Lewis, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Committee members made comments to the panel.
02:49:20 PM  
Christine DiFrancesco,
Serenity Stables Equine Recovery Coach, testified in support of the bill.
Recovery Coach Professional Lori Lassiter, Quest for Recovery, LLC., testified
in support of the bill.   Angie Howes, Colorado Retail Council, testified
in a neutral position on the bill.  
03:03:33 PM  
Ms. Howes responded to questions from committee members.
03:04:09 PM  
Dr. Lacey Brumen,
representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:10:20 PM  
Jim Leonard, Colorado
Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, answered questions from
the committee.
03:10:21 PM  
Submitted written testimony can be found in Attachment B.
03:18:28 PM  
Representative Mullica and Representative Pelton gave final remarks on the bill.
03:20:46 PM  
Committee members made final comments on the bill.


03:31:31 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-011 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Pelton
Seconded Cutter
Bradfield No
Cutter Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Holtorf Yes
Jodeh Yes
Larson Yes
Ortiz Yes
Pelton Yes
Ricks Yes
Woog No
Young Yes
Sirota Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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