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H_PHC_2019A 04/05/2019 12:18:09 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH CARE & HUMAN SERVICES
Date 04/05/2019
Attendance
Cutter *
Jaquez Lewis *
Landgraf X
Larson X
Melton *
Pelton X
Singer X
Sullivan *
Will X
Caraveo X
Gonzales-Gutierrez X
Time 12:18:09 PM to 04:00:36 PM
Place HCR 0107
This Meeting was called to order by Singer
This Report was prepared by Anne Wallace
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB19-1268 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB19-178 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
HB19-1269 Amended, referred to House Appropriations

HB19-1268 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


12:18:27 PM  

Representative Singer and Representative Van Winkle, bill sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1268 to the committee.   The bill requires individuals and entities that receive a referral fee for referring prospective residents to an assisted living residence (referral agencies) to disclose to a prospective resident its business relationship to the residence and that the assisted living residence has paid for the referral.

12:21:01 PM  
Representative Gonzalez-Gutirrez proceeded
with witness testimony on the bill.
12:21:37 PM  

Kelley Horton, Colorado Senior Lobby, testified in support of the bill.

12:26:12 PM  
Lyle Campbell, Colorado Assisted Living Association, testified in support of the bill.
12:28:33 PM  
Representatives Singer and Van Winkle gave
concluding remarks on the bill.
12:29:29 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


12:31:48 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1268 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Landgraf
Seconded Pelton
Cutter Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Landgraf Yes
Larson Yes
Melton Yes
Pelton Yes
Singer Yes
Sullivan Yes
Will Yes
Caraveo Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB19-178 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


12:32:26 PM  

Representative Singer, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 19-178 to the committee.  The bill repeals and reenacts the Adoption Assistance Program in the Department of Human Services (DHS) to codify rules and makes modifications.  The program allows DHS or a county department of human services to enter into an adoption assistance agreement with an adoptive parent to provide benefits to the adoptive parent who adopts an eligible child.  Amendment L.002 was distributed to the committee (Attachment A).

12:37:00 PM  
Representative Gonzales-Gutierrez proceeded with witness testimony on the bill.
12:38:59 PM  

Jordan Steffen, Child Protection Ombudsman Office, testified in support of the bill.

12:41:49 PM  

Ashley Chase, Office of the Child Representative, testified in support of the bill.

12:44:16 PM  
Melody Roe, Adoption Exchange, testified in support of the bill.
12:46:49 PM  
Carla Bennett, Colorado League of Women Voters, testified in support of the bill.
12:49:50 PM  
Korey Elger, DHS, testified in support of the bill.
12:50:38 PM  
The witness panel responded to committee questions.


12:54:44 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment A).
Moved Singer
Seconded Melton
Cutter
Jaquez Lewis
Landgraf
Larson
Melton
Pelton
Singer
Sullivan
Will
Caraveo
Gonzales-Gutierrez
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
12:54:45 PM  
Representative Singer gave closing remarks on the bill.
12:55:43 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


12:58:39 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-178, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Singer
Seconded Cutter
Cutter Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Landgraf Yes
Larson Yes
Melton Yes
Pelton Yes
Singer Yes
Sullivan Yes
Will Yes
Caraveo Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1269 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

12:58:54 PM  

Representative Sullivan and Representative Cutter, bill sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1269 to the committee.  The bill requires private health insurers and the state's Medicaid plan to provide coverage for behavioral, mental health, and substance use disorder services on par with the coverage for physical health services and outlines coverage requirements in detail.  

 

01:16:06 PM  
Representative Gonzalez-Gutierrez proceeded
with witness testimony on the bill.
01:19:43 PM  
Moe Keller, Mental Health Colorado, testified in support of the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment B).
01:20:27 PM  
Lauren Snyder, Mental Health Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
01:23:19 PM  
Bethany Pray, Colorado Center on Law and Policy, testified in support of the bill.
01:25:45 PM  

Dr. Alexis Ritvo, Colorado Psychiatric Society and the Colorado Society of Addiction Medicine, testified in support of the bill.

01:33:47 PM  
The witness panel responded to committee questions.
01:57:32 PM  

Committee discussion continued with the witness panel. 

02:01:04 PM  
Laurel Karabatsos, Department of Healthcare
Policy and Financing, testified in a neutral position on the bill.
02:12:28 PM  

Ms. Karabatsos responded to questions from the committee.  Matt Mortier, Division of Insurance, responded to committee questions.

02:20:24 PM  

Committee discussion with the witnesses ensued.

02:26:55 PM  
Dr. John Douglas, Tri County Health Department, testified in support of the bill.
02:30:42 PM  

Elicia Bunch, Centennial Peaks Hospital and Cedar Springs Hospital, testified in support of the bill.

02:34:42 PM  
Kevin Wilson, Children's Hospital Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
02:37:28 PM  
Jay Voigt, Center for Dependency, Addiction
and Rehabilitation, testified in support of the bill.  
02:40:48 PM  
Kathy Patridge, representing herself, testified
in support of the bill.
02:44:39 PM  
Jim Wiegand, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
02:48:52 PM  
Dr. Jacqueline Calderone, Colorado Psychiatric Society, testified
in support of the bill.
02:51:51 PM  
Karen Dunning, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:00:07 PM  

Christiano Sosa, The Arc of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

03:01:40 PM  
Julianna Nelson, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:05:05 PM  
Christine Bottomley, Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, testified in support of the bill.
03:07:29 PM  

Dr. Jonathan Ritvo, Colorado Psychiatric Society, testified in support of the bill.

03:08:57 PM  
The witness panel responded to committee questions.
03:19:36 PM  
Cassandra Reid, representing herself, testified
in support of the bill.  
03:22:13 PM  
Aubrey Boggs, Colorado Mental Wellness Network, testified in support of the bill.
03:25:13 PM  
Valerie Schlecht, Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill.
03:26:47 PM  
Megan Marx-Varela, Colorado Coalition for Parity, testified in support of the bill.
03:29:44 PM  

Two handouts were distributed to the committee (Attachments C and D).

03:32:06 PM  
Christina Johnson, Colorado Senior Lobby, testified in support of the bill.
03:33:17 PM  
Dawn Reinfeld, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:40:51 PM  
Representative Sullivan distributed amendment L.001 and L.003 (Attachments E and F).


03:44:54 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment F) to L.001 (Attachment E).
Moved Cutter
Seconded Singer
Cutter
Jaquez Lewis
Landgraf
Larson
Melton
Pelton
Singer
Sullivan
Will
Caraveo
Gonzales-Gutierrez
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:45:38 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001, as amended (Attachment E).
Moved Sullivan
Seconded Singer
Cutter
Jaquez Lewis
Landgraf
Larson
Melton
Pelton
Singer
Sullivan
Will
Caraveo
Gonzales-Gutierrez
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:45:39 PM  

Representative Larson distributed amendment L.004 (Attachment G).



03:48:21 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment G).
Moved Larson
Seconded Pelton
Cutter
Jaquez Lewis
Landgraf
Larson
Melton
Pelton
Singer
Sullivan
Will
Caraveo
Gonzales-Gutierrez
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:48:22 PM  
Representatives Sullivan and Cutter gave closing remarks on the bill.
03:55:07 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


04:00:28 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1269, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Cutter
Seconded Sullivan
Cutter Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Landgraf Yes
Larson Yes
Melton Yes
Pelton Yes
Singer Yes
Sullivan Yes
Will Yes
Caraveo Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:00:36 PM   The committee adjourned.