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E19939AACB7B10AA8725828000609A14 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB18-1399

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, INSURANCE, & ENVIRONMENT
Date May 1, 2018      
Location HCR 0107



HB18-1399 - Lay Over


11:35:11 AM  

Representative Buckner, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1399.  The bill requires licensed health facilities to adopt policies on preventing exposure to surgical smoke based on rules established by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.  Representative Buckner played a short video.

11:38:46 AM  
Amber Burkhart, representing the Colorado Hospital Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
11:40:32 AM  

Diana Protopapa, representing the Colorado Ambulatory Surgery Center Association, testified in opposition to the bill.

11:43:04 AM  

Jackie Zheleznyak, representing Denver Health, testified in opposition to the bill.

11:43:33 AM  

Ms. Burkhart and Ms. Protopapa responded to committee questions.  Representative Buckner responded to committee questions.

11:51:09 AM  
Melony Prince, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
11:54:10 AM  
Mary Ogg, representing the Association
of Operating Room Nurses, testified in support of the bill.
11:57:40 AM  
Danielle Glover, representing the Association
of Operating Room Nurses, testified in support of the bill.  
11:58:31 AM  
Michelle Jaskunas, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
12:02:13 PM  
Dr. Lisa Hunsicker, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
12:02:44 PM  
Chris Lolley, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
12:04:24 PM  
Stacey Hobin, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
12:06:17 PM  
Dr. Hunsicker, Ms. Ogg, Ms. Prince, and Ms. Hobin responded to committee questions.
12:15:38 PM  

Randy Kuykendall, representing the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, came to the table to answer committee questions.

12:17:32 PM  
Committee discussion ensued.
12:24:08 PM  

The bill was laid over for action only on May 3.






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