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H_PHC_2019A 03/06/2019 10:05:15 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH CARE & HUMAN SERVICES
Date 03/06/2019
Attendance
Caraveo X
Cutter X
Gonzales-Gutierrez X
Kipp X
Landgraf X
Larson X
Liston X
Mullica X
Pelton X
Michaelson Jenet X
Singer X
Time 10:05:15 AM to 12:59:03 PM
Place HCR 0107
This Meeting was called to order by Singer
This Report was prepared by Anne Wallace
Hearing Items Action Taken
Presentation from the Child Protection Ombudsman of Colorado Committee Discussion Only
SB19-079 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB19-1009 Amended, referred to House Appropriations

Presentation from the Child Protection Ombudsman of Colorado - Committee Discussion Only


10:06:57 AM  
Stephanie Villafuerte, Child Protection
Ombudsman, presented to the committee and distributed a handout (Attachment
A).  She described the history and functions of the Child Protection
Ombudsman of Colorado (CPO).  Ms. Villafuerte described the jurisdiction
and authority of the CPO and overlap with various state agencies involved
in child protection.    
10:12:09 AM  
Ms. Villafuerte described the types of
cases that the CPO receives and investigates.  She highlighted recent
CPO projects, including an investigation into county adoption assistance.
 She described the CPO's 2019 goals, including increased communication
and outreach.  
10:19:21 AM  
Ms. Villafuerte responded to questions
about investigations regarding the Youth Services Division, policies developed
by the CPO, and similar Ombudsman in other states.    



SB19-079 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

10:28:09 AM  

Representative Landgraf and Representative Esgar, bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 19-079 to the committee.  The bill requires podiatrists, physicians, physician assistants, advanced practice nurses, and optometrists to electronically prescribe certain controlled substances, with some exceptions.  Two handouts were distributed to the committee (Attachments B and C).  The bill sponsors responded to committee questions.

10:34:44 AM  
Representative Michaelson Jenet proceeded
with witness testimony on the bill.
10:36:42 AM  
Emily Zadvorny, Colorado Pharmacists Society, testified in support of the bill.
10:39:59 AM  
Brad Young, Rx Plus Pharmacies, testified in support of the bill.
10:41:41 AM  
Holly Tancar, Colorado Retail Council,
testified in support of the bill.  
10:43:22 AM  
Tim Lane, Colorado District Attorneys Council, testified in support of the bill.
10:45:22 AM  
The witness panel responded to committee questions.
10:47:59 AM  
Amendment L.004 was distributed to the
committee (Attachment D).


10:48:59 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment D).
Moved Landgraf
Seconded Singer
Caraveo
Cutter
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Kipp
Landgraf
Larson
Liston
Mullica
Pelton
Michaelson Jenet
Singer
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
10:49:17 AM  
Representatives Esgar and Landgraf gave closing remarks on the bill.
10:49:58 AM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


10:53:13 AM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-079, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Landgraf
Seconded Gonzales-Gutierrez
Caraveo Yes
Cutter Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Kipp Yes
Landgraf Yes
Larson Yes
Liston Yes
Mullica Yes
Pelton Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Singer Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1009 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

10:53:54 AM  

Representative Kennedy and Representative Singer, bill sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1009 to the committee.  The bill expands a state housing voucher program to individuals with substance use disorders who are transitioning back into the community; requires state licensure of recovery residences; and creates a fund and an oversight board for any settlements or damage awards the state might receive from opioid-related litigation.  Amendment L.008 was distributed to the committee (Attachment E).

11:02:04 AM  
Representatives Kennedy and Singer responded to committee questions about the bill.
11:20:15 AM  
Committee discussion continued with the
bill sponsors.
11:32:31 AM  
Liz Kenny, Disability Law Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
11:38:28 AM  
Tracey Ritter, representing herself, testified
in support of the bill.  
11:42:57 AM  

Kelly Sloan, Colorado Society of Addiction Medicine, testified in support of the bill.

11:45:02 AM  
Wendy Hawthorne, Department of Local Affairs, responded to committee questions.
11:56:37 AM  

Ms. Ritter responded to committee questions.

11:58:26 AM  
Rourke Weaver, Red Rock Recovery Services,
testified in support of the bill.
11:59:32 AM  
Butch Lewis, David's House, testified in
support of the bill.
12:02:02 PM  
Carrie Noonan, representing herself, testified
in support of the bill.  
12:04:36 PM  
Jamie Feld, Colorado Consortium for Rx Drug Abuse Prevention, testified in support of the bill and responded to committee questions.
12:07:41 PM  

Frank Cornelia, Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council, testified in support of the bill.

12:10:57 PM  
Lauren Snyder, Mental Health Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
12:14:04 PM  
Valerie Schlecht, Colorado Cross-Disability
Coalition, testified in support of the bill.
12:18:13 PM  

The witness panel responded to committee questions.  Representative Singer responded to committee questions.

12:22:01 PM  
Ms. Hawthorne returned to the table to
respond to committee questions.
12:25:36 PM  
Amendments L.010 and L.009 were distributed to the committee
(Attachments F and G).


12:33:35 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.010 (Attachment F) to amendment L.008 (Attachment E).
Moved Singer
Seconded Kipp
Caraveo
Cutter
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Kipp
Landgraf
Larson
Liston
Mullica
Pelton
Singer
Michaelson Jenet
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
12:34:46 PM  

Amendment L.011 was distributed (Attachment H).



12:37:54 PM
Motion This is a conceptual amendment to amendment L.009 (Attachment G), line 4, after '(IV)', add 'To the extent practicable,'.
Moved Singer
Seconded Kipp
Caraveo
Cutter
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Kipp
Landgraf
Larson
Liston
Mullica
Pelton
Singer
Michaelson Jenet
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


12:39:14 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.009 (Attachment G) to amendment L.008 (Attachment E).
Moved Landgraf
Seconded Liston
Caraveo
Cutter
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Kipp
Landgraf
Larson
Liston
Mullica
Pelton
Singer
Michaelson Jenet
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


12:39:44 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.011 (Attachment H) to amendment L.008 (Attachment E).
Moved Gonzales-Gutierrez
Seconded Kipp
Caraveo
Cutter
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Kipp
Landgraf
Larson
Liston
Mullica
Pelton
Singer
Michaelson Jenet
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


12:41:50 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.008 (Attachment E), as amended.
Moved Singer
Seconded Kipp
Caraveo
Cutter
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Kipp
Landgraf
Larson
Liston
Mullica
Pelton
Singer
Michaelson Jenet
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
12:41:51 PM  
Representative Singer and Representative Kennedy gave closing remarks on the bill.
12:48:48 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


12:58:49 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1009, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Singer
Seconded Kipp
Caraveo Yes
Cutter Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Kipp Yes
Landgraf Yes
Larson No
Liston No
Mullica Yes
Pelton No
Singer Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


12:59:03 PM   The committee adjourned.