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h_phc_2018a_2018-02-20t13:44:23z2 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB18-1180

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH CARE & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Feb 20, 2018      
Location HCR 0107



HB18-1180 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


04:27:30 PM  

Representative Melton, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1180 to the committee.  The bill allows a mental health professional who is a respondent to a dismissed complaint to access the information contained in the division of professions and occupations's and applicable regulatory boards' files.  The names of the respondent's clients and other recipients of services cannot be redacted from the information provided to the respondent.

04:28:58 PM  
Representative Melton distributed amendment
L.002 to the committee (Attachment A).
04:30:22 PM  
Representative Singer proceeded with witness
testimony on the bill.
04:31:17 PM  
Dr. Reo Leslie, Colorado Mental Health Professionals, testified in support of the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment B).
04:32:41 PM  

James Hoysick, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

04:36:54 PM  
Dr. Leslie responded to committee questions.
04:38:15 PM  
Representative Melton responded to committee questions regarding confidentiality.
04:41:11 PM  
Committee discussion continued with Mr. Hoysick and Dr. Leslie.
04:47:36 PM  
Carol O'Dowd, Colorado Association of Psychotherapists, testified in support of the bill.
04:50:37 PM  

Karen McGovern, Department of Regulatory Agencies, testified in opposition to the bill.

04:55:48 PM  
Moe Keller, Mental Health Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:00:17 PM  
Ms. McGovern responded to committee questions.
05:05:29 PM  
Representative Melton described amendment L. 002 (Attachment A).
05:08:15 PM  
Committee members discussed the amendment.
05:08:34 PM  
Kip Kolkmeier, Office of Legislative Legal Services, came to the table to respond to committee questions.


05:11:43 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment A).
Moved Beckman
Seconded Hooton
Beckman
Catlin
Everett
Ginal
Hooton
Landgraf
McKean
Michaelson Jenet
Pabon
Pettersen
Ransom
Danielson
Singer
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:11:44 PM  

Representative Melton gave concluding remarks on the bill.  

05:12:06 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


05:20:30 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1180, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Ransom
Seconded Everett
Beckman Yes
Catlin No
Everett Yes
Ginal No
Hooton Yes
Landgraf No
McKean No
Michaelson Jenet No
Pabon Yes
Pettersen Yes
Ransom Yes
Danielson Yes
Singer Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 5   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS