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E7538629B672C5758725847F006373E8 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For PUBLIC COMMENT: RECOVERY BILL DRAFT

INTERIM COMMITTEE  OPIOID AND OTHER SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS
Date Sep 24, 2019      
Location Old State Library



Public Comment: Recovery Bill Draft - Committee Discussion Only


12:06:54 PM  

Jordan Smith, discussed prenatal substance exposure and its relationship to recovery. Representative Buck asked if there was any state laws related to substance exposed children. Representative Herod responded and noted that direct harm can be referred to child welfare.

12:09:53 PM  

Representative Herod noted that she believed there are other ways to detect substance use exposure in newborns, in answer to Senator Moreno's question.

12:12:29 PM  

Lauren Snyder, representing Mental Health Colorado, discussed concern with recovery language in the bill. Jose Esquibel, Colorado Consortium, noted some issues with the housing voucher portion of the bill.

12:19:09 PM  

Jeannie Pekarek, representing herself, thanked the committee for the work they have done and discussed her chronic pain management,  alternative therapies, and accountability of providers to care for pain sufferers. Megan Broschat, representing herself, discussed financial barriers to treatment and the difficulty for pain sufferers to receive proper treatment. Ms. Broschat suggested setting aside funding in one of the bills for provider education. Michelle Figurelli, representing herself, discussed stigma of chronic pain from her own experience as a registered nurse.

12:33:46 PM  

Representative Kennedy recessed the committee.






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