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h_phc_2017a_2017-03-14t13:35:51z1 Hearing Summary

Date: 03/14/2017

Location: HCR 0107

Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB17-106



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH CARE & HUMAN SERVICES


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.010 (Attachment B). The motion p

Adopt amendment L.011 (Attachment C). The motion p

Adopt amendment L.015 (Attachment D). The motion p

Refer Senate Bill 17-106, as amended, to the Commi
PASS

PASS

PASS

PASS







02:08 PM -- SB 17-106



Representative Singer, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 17-106 to the committee. Representative Singer described the scope and practice of naturopathic doctors. The bill continues the registration of naturopathic doctors from September 1, 2017, when the program is set to expire, to September 1, 2022, and implements recommendations of the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) sunset review. These recommendations include:

    • requiring insurers to report malpractice settlements or judgments against naturopathic doctors to the director of the Division of Professions and Occupations;
    • requiring naturopathic doctors to report child abuse or neglect;
    • requiring naturopathic doctors to report abuse or exploitation of anyone who is elderly or intellectually or developmentally disabled;
    • clarifying that the naturopathic formulary includes specified prescription medications and devices; and
    • amending the name of the homeopathic pharmacopoeia to "Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia Revision Service.".



A handout (Attachment A) and amendments L.010, L.011, and L.015 (Attachments B, C, and D) were distributed to the committee.



170314 AttachA.pdf170314 AttachA.pdf170314 AttachB.pdf170314 AttachB.pdf170314 AttachC.pdf170314 AttachC.pdf170314 AttachD.pdf170314 AttachD.pdf



02:17 PM



Representative Singer responded to questions from the committee regarding the bill.



02:37 PM




Vivienne Belmont, DORA, responded to questions from the committee.



02:46 PM




Clare Pramuk, Legislative Council Staff, responded to questions from the committee regarding the fiscal note.



02:48 PM --
Dr. Steve Rissman, Colorado Association of Naturopathic Doctors, testified in support of the bill.



02:53 PM --
Dr. Shawna Kiker, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



02:57 PM --
Dr. Roanne Rouse Houck, representing herself, testified in support of the bill and distributed handouts the to committee (Attachments E and F).



170314 AttachE.pdf170314 AttachE.pdf170314 AttachF.pdf170314 AttachF.pdf



03:01 PM



Dr. Rouse Houk and Dr. Kiker responded to questions from the committee.



03:14 PM --
Linda Rosa, Advocates for Children in Therapy, testified in opposition to the bill and distributed handouts to the committee (Attachments G and H).



170314 AttachG.pdf170314 AttachG.pdf170314 AttachH.pdf170314 AttachH.pdf



03:19 PM --
Donna Walter, Colorado Association of Naturopathic Medicine, testified in opposition to the bill.



03:25 PM --
Dr. Emily Zadvorny, Colorado Pharmacists Society, testified in support of the bill without amendments. Dr. Zadvorny responded to questions from the committee.



03:36 PM -- Dr. Stephanie Sandhu, Colorado Academy of Family Physicians, testified in support of the bill without amendments. Dr. Sandhu responded to questions from the committee.



03:42 PM --
Ryan Biehle, Colorado Academy of Family Physicians, testified in support of the bill without amendments and distributed a handout (Attachment I) to the committee. Mr. Biehle responded to questions from the committee.



170314 AttachI.pdf170314 AttachI.pdf



03:47 PM --
Dr. Mark Johnson, Colorado Medical Society, testified in support of the bill without amendments. Dr. Johnson responded to questions from the committee.



03:57 PM --
Dr. Bill Blanchett, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Blanchett responded to questions from the committee.



04:04 PM --
Gail Dawson, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



04:07 PM --
Dr. Sandra McCowan, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



04:11 PM --
Dr. Mary Rondeau, representing herself, testified in support of the bill and read witness statements. Dr. Rondeau responded to questions from the committee.



04:18 PM --
Rachel Burns, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Burns responded to questions from the committee.



04:22 PM --
Larry Sarner, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill and submitted a handout (Attachment J).



170314 AttachJ.pdf170314 AttachJ.pdf



04:27 PM --
Dr. Denise Clark, Colorado Association of Naturopathic Doctors, testified in support of the bill.





04:30 PM



Representative Singer explained amendments L.011 and L.010 (Attachments C and B) to the committee.

BILL: SB17-106
TIME: 04:31:12 PM
MOVED: Singer
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.011 (Attachment C). The motion passed on a vote of 11-2.
SECONDED: Ginal
VOTE
Catlin
Yes
Everett
No
Ginal
Yes
Hooton
Yes
Lewis
Yes
Liston
Yes
McLachlan
Yes
Michaelson Jenet
Yes
Pabon
Yes
Ransom
Yes
Wilson
No
Danielson
Yes
Singer
Yes
YES: 11 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS


BILL: SB17-106
TIME: 04:33:22 PM
MOVED: Singer
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.010 (Attachment B). The motion passed on a vote of 7-6.
SECONDED: Ginal
VOTE
Catlin
Yes
Everett
No
Ginal
Yes
Hooton
Yes
Lewis
No
Liston
No
McLachlan
Yes
Michaelson Jenet
Yes
Pabon
Yes
Ransom
No
Wilson
No
Danielson
No
Singer
Yes
YES: 7 NO: 6 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





04:34 PM



Representative Singer explained amendment L.015 (Attachments D) to the committee.

BILL: SB17-106
TIME: 04:38:28 PM
MOVED: Singer
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.015 (Attachment D). The motion passed on a vote of 8-5.
SECONDED: Ginal
VOTE
Catlin
Yes
Everett
No
Ginal
Yes
Hooton
Yes
Lewis
Yes
Liston
No
McLachlan
Yes
Michaelson Jenet
Yes
Pabon
Yes
Ransom
No
Wilson
No
Danielson
No
Singer
Yes
YES: 8 NO: 5 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





04:40 PM



Representative Singer gave concluding remarks. Committee members commented on the bill.

BILL: SB17-106
TIME: 04:51:02 PM
MOVED: Singer
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-106, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 8-5.
SECONDED: Ginal
VOTE
Catlin
Yes
Everett
No
Ginal
Yes
Hooton
Yes
Lewis
No
Liston
No
McLachlan
Yes
Michaelson Jenet
Yes
Pabon
Yes
Ransom
No
Wilson
No
Danielson
Yes
Singer
Yes
Final YES: 8 NO: 5 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





04:52 PM



Representative Danielson adjourned the meeting.








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