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H_PHC_2018A 02/27/2018 01:56:35 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH CARE & HUMAN SERVICES
Date 02/27/2018
Attendance
Beckman *
Catlin X
Everett X
Ginal X
Hooton X
Landgraf X
McKean X
Michaelson Jenet X
Pabon X
Pettersen X
Ransom X
Danielson X
Singer X
Time 01:56:35 PM to 04:50:34 PM
Place RM 271
This Meeting was called to order by Singer
This Report was prepared by Anne Wallace
Hearing Items Action Taken
Update from the Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorders Interim Study Committee Committee Discussion Only
SB18-096 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB18-091 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB18-164 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB18-093 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB18-094 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB18-092 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB18-162 Committee Discussion Only

Update from the Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorders Interim Study Committee - Committee Discussion Only


01:57:40 PM  

Representative Pettersen provided an overview on the work of the Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorders Interim Committee over the interim.

01:58:38 PM  

A handout was distributed to the committee (Attachment A).  Dr. Robert Valuck, Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention, provided statistics on opioid overdose deaths nationally and in Colorado.  

02:05:23 PM  

Dr. Valuck described the costs of the opioid epidemic on the economy.  He explained the treatment gap for substance abuse and the reasons treatment is not sought.    

02:09:43 PM  
Dr. Valuck responded to questions regarding
overdose deaths, data on opioid prescriptions, and illegal drug trafficking.
 
02:17:01 PM  

Dr. Valuck explained how prescribed opioids became prevalent in the U.S.  Representative Pettersen and Dr. Valuck responded to committee questions on opioid prescribing rates under Medicaid.

02:24:16 PM  
Dr. Valuck described recent efforts to
combat opioid abuse including the President's Commission, new federal funding
for treatment expansion, and progress with Colorado's Plan to Reduce Prescription
Drug Abuse.  
02:39:36 PM  
Dr. Valuck responded to committee questions regarding harm reduction strategies.
02:40:36 PM  

Jose Esquibel, Colorado Office of the Attorney General, discussed Colorado's response to substance abuse through the Substance Abuse Trend and Response Task Force.

02:49:55 PM  
Representative Pettersen commented on effective substance use treatment and transitioning from prescription drugs to illegal drugs.
02:52:38 PM  

Mr. Esquibel summarized six areas of legislative focus regarding the opioid epidemic in Colorado.

03:00:44 PM  

Dr. Valuck responded to committee questions regarding costs of proposed legislation and different treatment options.  

03:03:06 PM  

Theresa Manocchio anbd Emily Johnson, Colorado Health Institute, presented on a feasibility study regarding House Bill 17-1351.  Ms. Manocchio discussed the fiscal impacts of House Bill 17-1351.

03:29:13 PM  
Ms. Johnson responded to committee questions.



01:56:37 PM
Representative Singer called the meeting to order and explained the agenda.



SB18-096 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


03:34:32 PM  
Representative Thurlow, bill sponsor, presented
Senate Bill 18-096 to the committee.  
The
bill modernizes and makes nonsubstantive changes to provisions of statute
that use terms like 'mental retardation' or 'mentally retarded' by replacing
the terms with more appropriate 'intellectual and developmental disability'
language
.
03:35:49 PM  
Representative Singer proceeded with witness testimony on the bill.
03:36:23 PM  

Connor Long, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

03:37:58 PM  

Representative Thurlow gave concluding remarks on the bill.



03:42:22 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-096 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Danielson
Seconded McKean
Beckman Yes
Catlin Yes
Everett Yes
Ginal Yes
Hooton Yes
Landgraf Excused
McKean Yes
Michaelson Jenet Excused
Pabon Excused
Pettersen Excused
Ransom Yes
Danielson Yes
Singer Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 0   EXC: 4   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB18-091 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


03:42:59 PM  

Representative Thurlow, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 18-091 to the committee.  The bill updates and modernizes terminology related to bahvioral health.

03:43:29 PM  
No witnesses testified on the bill.


03:45:15 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-091 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Ginal
Seconded Danielson
Beckman Yes
Catlin Yes
Everett Yes
Ginal Yes
Hooton Yes
Landgraf Excused
McKean Yes
Michaelson Jenet Excused
Pabon Excused
Pettersen Excused
Ransom Yes
Danielson Yes
Singer Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 0   EXC: 4   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB18-093 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


03:49:09 PM  

Representative Ardnt, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 18-093 to the committee.  The bill repeals the inactive home- and community-based services waiver under Colorado Medicaid for persons living with AIDS. 

03:49:36 PM  
No witnesses testified on the bill.


03:50:36 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-093 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Ginal
Seconded Hooton
Beckman Excused
Catlin Yes
Everett Yes
Ginal Yes
Hooton Yes
Landgraf Excused
McKean Yes
Michaelson Jenet Excused
Pabon Yes
Pettersen Excused
Ransom Yes
Danielson Yes
Singer Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 0   EXC: 4   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB18-164 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


03:45:56 PM  

Representative Thurlow, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 18-164 to the committee.  The bill directs that reporting requirements for programs established in the Department of Human Services that have not received funding in several years be placed on hold until such time as the program receives funding.

03:46:29 PM  
No witnesses testified on the bill.


03:48:12 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-164 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Danielson
Seconded Hooton
Beckman Excused
Catlin Yes
Everett Yes
Ginal Yes
Hooton Yes
Landgraf Excused
McKean Yes
Michaelson Jenet Excused
Pabon Yes
Pettersen Excused
Ransom Yes
Danielson Yes
Singer Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 0   EXC: 4   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB18-094 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


03:51:00 PM  

Representative Hooton, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 18-094 to the committee.  The bill repeals a duplicative definition from behavioral health statute.

03:51:53 PM  

No witnesses testified on the bill.



03:52:45 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-094 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Hooton
Seconded Ginal
Beckman Excused
Catlin Yes
Everett Yes
Ginal Yes
Hooton Yes
Landgraf Excused
McKean Yes
Michaelson Jenet Excused
Pabon Yes
Pettersen Excused
Ransom Yes
Danielson Yes
Singer Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 0   EXC: 4   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB18-092 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


03:53:10 PM  

Representative Hooton, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 18-092 to the committee.  The bill updates outdated references in statute to county departments of social services.

03:53:44 PM  
No witnesses testified on the bill.


03:55:37 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-092 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Hooton
Seconded Beckman
Beckman Yes
Catlin Yes
Everett Yes
Ginal Yes
Hooton Yes
Landgraf Excused
McKean Yes
Michaelson Jenet Excused
Pabon Yes
Pettersen Excused
Ransom Yes
Danielson Yes
Singer Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 0   EXC: 3   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB18-162 - Committee Discussion Only


03:56:08 PM  

Representative Wilson, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 18-162 to the committee.  The bill, recommended by the Early Childhood and School Readiness Committee, creates a new license type for substitute placement agencies that place or facilitate the placement of substitute child care providers in licensed child care facilities.  

04:12:55 PM  

Representative Wilson responded to committee questions regarding the bill.

04:17:32 PM  
Representative Singer proceeded with witness testimony on the bill.
04:17:51 PM  
Kathi Wagoner, Colorado Department of Human
Services, testified in support of the bill.  Ms. Wagoner responded
to committee questions.  
04:26:40 PM  
Committee discussion continued with Ms.
Wagoner.
04:39:06 PM  
Committee dialogue continued with Ms. Wagoner and Representative Wilson.
04:41:16 PM  

Nicole Riehl, Denver's Early Childhood Council, testified regarding the bill.  Ms. Riehl responded to committee questions.

04:47:33 PM  
Representative Wilson gave concluding remarks on the bill.
04:49:41 PM  
Representative Singer laid the bill over for action at a
later date.


04:50:34 PM   Committee Adjourned