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h_hie_2018a_2018-03-29t13:33:53z2 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB18-1279

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, INSURANCE, & ENVIRONMENT
Date Mar 29, 2018      
Location HCR 0107



HB18-1279 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:13:37 PM  

Representative Esgar, bill sponsor, explained House Bill 18-1279 to the committee.  The bill requires health care providers to prescribe controlled substances via electronic prescription, with certain exceptions.  Amendment L.008 and a document were distributed to the committee [Attachments B and C].

02:19:07 PM  
Representative Esgar responded to committee questions and discussed amendment L.008 [Attachment B].
02:22:36 PM  
John Conklyn, representing the Colorado
Medical Society, testified in opposition to the bill.  
02:28:32 PM  

Dr. Lynn Parry, representing the Colorado Medical Society, testified in opposition to the bill.  A document was distributed [Attachment D].  

02:33:27 PM  

Dr. Brent Keeler, representing the Colorado Medical Society, testified in opposition to the bill.  A document was distributed to the committee [Attachment E].

02:35:42 PM  
Mr. Conklyn, Dr. Keeler, and Dr. Parry responded to committee questions.
02:46:15 PM  
Committee discussion ensued.
02:50:04 PM  

Karen McGovern, Department of Regulatory Agency, and Christy Chase, Office of Legislative Legal Services, came to the table to respond to committee questions.

03:10:13 PM  
Committee discussion endued.


03:23:14 PM
Motion Adopt a conceptual amendment to amendment L.008 to strike Page 6, lines 10-17.
Moved Esgar
Seconded Lontine
Beckman
Buckner
Covarrubias
Hooton
Humphrey
Jackson
Kennedy
Landgraf
Lontine
Ransom
Wilson
Esgar
Ginal
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:23:15 PM  
Jeff Thormodsgaard, representing the Colorado Dental Association and the Colorado Optometrists Association, testified in support of the bill.
03:26:12 PM  

Bill Skewes, representing the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry, testified in support of the bill.

03:29:34 PM  
Mr. Skewes and Mr. Thormodsgaard responded to committee questions.
03:38:42 PM  
Committee discussion ensued.
03:39:01 PM  
Kim Swanson, representing the Colorado Retail Council, testified in support of the bill.
03:47:14 PM  
Holly Tancar, representing the Colorado Retail Council, testified in support of the bill.
03:48:34 PM  
Brad Young, representing RxPlus Pharmacy, testified in support of the bill.
03:49:40 PM  
Rachel Lee, representing CVS Health, testified in support of the bill.
03:51:47 PM  
Gina Moore, representing the Colorado Pharmacist Society, testified in support of the bill.
03:56:16 PM  

Ms. Tancar, Ms. Swanson, Ms. Lee, Ms. Moore and Mr. Young responded to committee questions.

04:10:27 PM  
Committee discussion ensued.
04:10:43 PM  

Representative Ginal concluded witness testimony.

04:12:49 PM  

Representative Esgar reiterated amendment  L.008.



04:18:36 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.008 [Attachment B], as amended.
Moved Esgar
Seconded Buckner
Beckman
Buckner
Covarrubias
Hooton
Humphrey
Jackson
Kennedy
Landgraf
Lontine
Ransom
Wilson
Esgar
Ginal
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:18:37 PM  

Representative Esgar made closing remarks.

04:19:09 PM  

Committee members commented on the bill.



04:39:08 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1279, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Esgar
Seconded Buckner
Beckman No
Buckner Yes
Covarrubias No
Hooton No
Humphrey No
Jackson Yes
Kennedy Yes
Landgraf Yes
Lontine No
Ransom No
Wilson Yes
Esgar Yes
Ginal Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 6   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS