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H_HI_2019A 04/29/2019 03:11:47 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & INSURANCE
Date 04/29/2019
Attendance
Baisley *
Beckman X
Buckner *
Jackson X
Kipp X
Mullica X
Soper *
Titone X
Will X
Caraveo X
Lontine X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Time 03:11:47 PM to 06:23:41 PM
Place HCR 0107
This Meeting was called to order by Representative Lontine
This Report was prepared by Anne Wallace
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB19-015 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
SB19-073 Referred to House Appropriations
SB19-195 Referred to House Appropriations
SB19-242 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB19-245 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB19-228 Referred to House Appropriations
SB19-238 Referred to House Appropriations

SB19-015 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


03:11:53 PM  

Representative Beckman and Representative Kipp, bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 19-015 to the committee.  The bill creates the Health Care Legislative Review Committee (HCLRC) as an ongoing interim committee of the General Assembly.  The HCLRC will study health care issues affecting Colorado residents and includes members of the legislative health committees.  Amendment L.007 was distributed to the committee (Attachment A).  

03:16:40 PM  

Representative Lontine proceeded with witness testimony on the bill.  Christina Johnson, Colorado Senior Lobby, testified in support of the bill.



03:20:02 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007 (Attachment A).
Moved Kipp
Seconded Caraveo
Baisley Excused
Beckman
Buckner
Jackson
Kipp
Mullica
Soper
Titone
Will
Caraveo
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:24:42 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-015, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Beckman
Seconded Kipp
Baisley Excused
Beckman Yes
Buckner Yes
Jackson Yes
Kipp Yes
Mullica Yes
Soper Yes
Titone Yes
Will Yes
Caraveo Yes
Lontine Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB19-073 - Referred to House Appropriations


03:25:14 PM  

Representative Landgraf and Representative Roberts, bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 19-073 to the committee.  The bill requires the Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to create and administer a statewide electronic system that allows qualified individuals to upload and access advance medical directives.  The bill also requires CDPHE to promulgate rules and contract with one or more health information organization networks for the creation, administration, and maintenance of the system.  

03:30:34 PM  

Representative Lontine proceeded with witness testimony on the bill.  Christina Johnson, Colorado Senior Lobby, testified in support of the bill. Kathleen Flynn, AARP, testified in support of the bill.  Coral Cosway, Alzheimer's Association, testified in support of the bill.  Josh Ewing, Colorado Hospital Association, testified in support of the bill.  The witness panel responded to committee questions.

03:41:40 PM  

Representatives Landgraf and Roberts gave closing remarks on the bill.  Committee members commented on the bill.



03:50:19 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-073 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Mullica
Seconded Buckner
Baisley Yes
Beckman Yes
Buckner Yes
Jackson Yes
Kipp Yes
Mullica Yes
Soper Yes
Titone Yes
Will Yes
Caraveo Yes
Lontine Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB19-195 - Referred to House Appropriations


03:50:30 PM  

Representative Landgraf and Representative Froelich, bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 19-195 to the committee.  The bill requires the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) and the Department of Human Services (DHS) to work collaboratively to provide Medicaid-covered wraparound services for children and youth at risk of out-of-home placement or who are currently in out-of-home placement.  DHS is also required to create three new tools to assess, screen, and provide a single referral and entry point for children with mental or behavioral health issues.  The Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) must provide free training for providers on these tools.

03:55:48 PM  
Representative Lontine proceeded with witness
testimony on the bill.  Ellen Stern, Children's Hospital Colorado,
testified in support of the bill.  Jim Wiegand, representing himself,
testified in support of the bill.  Meighen Lovelace, representing
herself, testified in support of the bill.  Moe Keller, Mental Health
Colorado, testified in support of the bill.  Evie Hudak, Colorado
PTA, testified in support of the bill.  The witness panel responded
to committee questions.  
04:25:43 PM  
Representatives Landgraf and Froelich gave
closing remarks on the bill.  Committee members commented on the bill.
 


04:34:04 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-195 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Soper
Seconded Jackson
Baisley Yes
Beckman Yes
Buckner Yes
Jackson Yes
Kipp Yes
Mullica Yes
Soper Yes
Titone Yes
Will Yes
Caraveo Yes
Lontine Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB19-242 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


04:35:49 PM  

Representative Kennedy, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 19-242 to the committee.  The bill creates an emergency medical service providers (EMS) license as a professional credential that is available to EMS providers that hold a four-year bachelor's degree.

04:37:07 PM  
Representative Lontine proceeded with witness testimony on
the bill.  Randy Kuykendall, CDPHE, testified in support of the bill.
 Chief Tim Dienst, EMS Association of Colorado, testified in support
of the bill.  Chief Ray Jennings, EMS Association of Colorado, testified
in support of the bill.  The witness panel responded to committee
questions.


04:58:43 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-242 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Buckner
Seconded Mullica
Baisley Yes
Beckman Yes
Buckner Yes
Jackson Yes
Kipp Yes
Mullica Yes
Soper Yes
Titone Yes
Will Yes
Caraveo Yes
Lontine Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB19-245 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


04:58:54 PM  
Representative Tipper, bill sponsor, presented
Senate Bill 19-245 to the committee.  The bill allows the Colorado
Department of Human Services (DHS) to promulgate rules to amend the length
of time for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program appeals to comply
with federal law.  Amendment L.002 was distributed to the committee
(Attachment B).  
05:02:13 PM  

Representative Lontine proceeded with witness testimony on the bill.  Joel McClurg, DHS, responded to committee questions.



05:06:53 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment B).
Moved Titone
Seconded Soper
Baisley
Beckman
Buckner
Jackson
Kipp
Mullica
Soper
Titone
Will
Caraveo
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


05:09:48 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-245, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Soper
Seconded Beckman
Baisley Yes
Beckman Yes
Buckner Yes
Jackson Yes
Kipp Yes
Mullica Yes
Soper Yes
Titone Yes
Will Yes
Caraveo Yes
Lontine Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB19-228 - Referred to House Appropriations


05:11:05 PM  
Representative Singer and Representative
Buentello, bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 19-228 to the committee.
 The bill provides funding for the implementation of several programs
for the prevention of opioid and other substance use disorders in the Department
of Human Services (DHS), the Department of Public Health and Environment
(CDPHE) and local public health agencies (LPHAs), and the University of
Colorado.
05:14:42 PM  
Representative Caraveo proceeded with witness testimony on
the bill.  Lauren Snyder, Mental Health Colorado, testified in support
of the bill. Theresa Anselmo, Colorado Association of Local Public Health
Officials, testified in support of the bill.  Jamie Feld, Colorado
Consortium for Rx Drug Abuse Prevention, testified in support of the bill.
 Danielle Felder, Colorado Alliance of Boys and Girls Clubs, testified
in support of the bill.
05:24:24 PM  

Erin Miller, Colorado Children's Campaign, testified in support of the bill.  Cristen Bates, DHS, responded to committee questions.

05:29:40 PM  

Representative Buentello gave closing remarks on the bill.  Committee members commented on the bill. 



05:31:10 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-228 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Mullica
Seconded Lontine
Baisley No
Beckman No
Buckner Yes
Jackson Yes
Kipp Yes
Mullica Yes
Soper No
Titone Yes
Will No
Caraveo Yes
Lontine Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB19-238 - Referred to House Appropriations


05:31:30 PM  

Representative Kennedy and Representative Duran, bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 19-238 to the committee.  The bill makes changes to reimbursement rates and creates other requirements for home care service agencies (agencies) and employees, with an exception for services provided under the Consumer-Directed Attendant Support Services model or the Pediatric Personal Care Benefit. The bill sponsors responded to committee questions.

05:40:06 PM  

Representative Lontine proceeded with witness testimony on the bill. Jeanette Hensley, Colorado Senior Lobby, testified in a neutral position on the bill.  Don Knox, Home Care Association of Colorado, testified in a neutral position on the bill.  Lorin Chevalier, People Care Health Services, testified in a neutral position on the bill.  The witness panel responded to committee questions.

05:55:49 PM  

Loree Lattik, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  Brenda Lozada, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  Josh Winkler, Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition and ADAPT, testified in support of the bill.  The witness panel responded to committee questions.

06:06:26 PM  

Andrea Kuwik, Bell Policy Center, testified in support of the bill.  Gloria Stroh, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  Chris Stiffler, Colorado Fiscal Institute, testified in support of the bill.  Paul DeLay, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

06:15:27 PM  
Colin Laughlin, Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, responded to committee questions.
06:21:39 PM  

Representatives Duran and Kennedy gave closing remarks on the bill. 



06:23:27 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-238 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Titone
Seconded Mullica
Baisley No
Beckman No
Buckner Yes
Jackson Yes
Kipp Yes
Mullica Yes
Soper No
Titone Yes
Will No
Caraveo Yes
Lontine Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


06:23:41 PM   The committee adjourned.






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