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h_phc_2018a_2018-04-17t13:32:17z3 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB18-1357

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH CARE & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Apr 17, 2018      
Location HCR 0107



HB18-1357 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

04:40:07 PM  

Representative Michaelson Jenet, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1357 to the committee.  This bill creates the Office of the Ombudsperson for Behavioral Health Access to Care and requires that health insurance carriers report specific information to the Commissioner of Insurance on mental health parity requirements.  Representative Michaelson Jenet distributed amendments L.001 and L.002 to the committee [Attachments L and M].

04:45:00 PM  

Representative Singer proceeded with witness testimony on the bill.

04:46:13 PM  
Rebecca Swanson, Mental Health Colorado, testified in support of the bill and responded to questions.
04:54:32 PM  
Bev Marquez, Rocky Mountain Crisis Partners, testified in support of the bill.
04:56:54 PM  
Amy Petre Hill, Mental Health Colorado,
testified in support of the bill.
05:02:47 PM  
Ms. Petre Hill responded to committee questions.
05:03:10 PM  
Christina Johnson, Senior Lobby, testified in support of the bill.
05:04:20 PM  

Aubrey Boggs. Colorado Mental Wellness Network, testified in support of the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment N).    

05:10:34 PM  
Molly Gilpin, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
05:12:15 PM  
Margaret Elmer, National Alliance on Mental Illness - Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
05:15:45 PM  
Joshua Ewing, Colorado Hospital Association, testified in support of the bill.
05:18:51 PM  
Dr. Sheryl Stefaniak, Colorado Psychiatric Society, testified in support of the bill.
05:21:49 PM  
Kathryn Dieck, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
05:25:42 PM  
Dr. Stefaniak responded to committee questions.
05:31:14 PM  

Sara Orrange, America's Health Insurance Plans, testified in a neutral position on the bill.  Ms. Orrange responded to committee questions.

05:37:06 PM  

A packet of witness testimony was distributed to the committee (Attachment O).



05:38:05 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment L).
Moved Michaelson Jenet
Seconded Pettersen
Beckman
Catlin Excused
Everett
Ginal
Hooton
Landgraf
Lontine
Michaelson Jenet
Pettersen
Ransom
Winkler
Danielson
Singer
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


05:38:27 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment M).
Moved Michaelson Jenet
Seconded Pettersen
Beckman
Catlin Excused
Everett
Ginal
Hooton
Landgraf
Lontine
Michaelson Jenet
Pettersen
Ransom
Winkler
Danielson
Singer
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:38:28 PM  
Representative Michaelson Jenet gave concluding remarks on the bill.


05:45:01 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1357, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Michaelson Jenet
Seconded Pettersen
Beckman No
Catlin Excused
Everett No
Ginal Yes
Hooton Yes
Landgraf Yes
Lontine Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Pettersen Yes
Ransom No
Winkler No
Danielson Yes
Singer Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 4   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS