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H_PHC_2020A 01/31/2020 10:18:24 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH CARE & HUMAN SERVICES
Date 01/31/2020
Attendance
Caraveo X
Cutter X
Gonzales-Gutierrez X
Holtorf X
Jaquez Lewis X
Landgraf X
Larson X
Liston X
Mullica X
Pelton X
Young *
Michaelson Jenet X
Singer X
Time 10:18:24 AM to 01:30:17 PM
Place HCR 0112
This Meeting was called to order by Representative Singer
This Report was prepared by Julia Group
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB20-1061 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
HB20-1104 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB20-1113 Committee Discussion Only

X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call

HB20-1061 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


10:18:46 AM  

Representative Herod and Representative Alex Valdez, sponsors, presented House Bill 20-1061. The bill allows pharmacists to prescribe and dispense HIV prevention medication if the pharmacist completes a training program approved by the Pharmacy Board. When prescribing the medication, a pharmacist must:

•   screen the patient for HIV;

•   provide counseling to the patient about the medication; and

•   notify the patient's primary care provider.

In addition to these requirements, when prescribing pre-exposure prophylaxis a pharmacist must also advise the patient on current federal guidelines and recommendations on taking the medication, and must document the services provided. When prescribing post-exposure prophylaxis, the pharmacist must provide HIV testing or determine if the patient is willing to receive an HIV test. This bill also requires all individual and group health benefit plans to provide coverage for HIV prevention medication prescribed by a pharmacist. In addition, a carrier cannot require a patient to undergo step therapy or receive prior authorization before a pharmacist can prescribe and dispense a HIV infection drug. The carrier must provide the pharmacist an adequate consultative fee or dispensing fee when prescribing and dispensing HIV prevention drugs.

10:24:51 AM  

The sponsors responded to questions from the committee.

10:34:52 AM  

Representative Singer proceeded with witness testimony.

10:35:29 AM  

Dr. Emily Zadvorny, Colorado Pharmacists Society, testified in favor of the bill.

10:40:24 AM  

Dan Scales, representing himself, testified in favor of the bill.

10:43:59 AM  

Helen Burnside, Denver Health, testified in favor of the bill.

10:46:28 AM  

The previous witnesses responded to questions from the committee.

11:00:57 AM  

Dr. Alexa VanEpern, Colorado Pharmacists Society and UCHealth, testified in favor of the bill. Dr. Kim Ward, Colorado Pharmacists Society and King Soopers, testified in favor of the bill. Dr. Robert Willis, Colorado Pharmacists Society and Albertsons Companies, testified in favor of the bill. Dr. Jasjit S. Gill, Colorado Pharmacists Society and UCHealth, testified in favor of the bill.

11:12:35 AM  

The previous witnesses responded to questions from the committee.

11:17:32 AM  

Christopher Zivalich, Colorado Health Network, testified in favor of the bill. Corey Walsh, representing himself, testified in favor of the bill. Jordan Anthony, One Colorado, testified in favor of the bill.

11:26:52 AM  

Christopher Nicholson, representing himself, testified in favor of the bill. Glenn Madrid, Colorado Academy of Family Physicians, testified about the bill. Barb Cardell, Colorado Organizations Responding to AIDS, testified in favor of the bill. Bob Bongiovanni, Colorado Organizations Responding to AIDS, testified in favor of the bill.

11:39:29 AM  

The previous witnesses responded to questions from the committee.

11:54:19 AM  

Representative Alex Valdez and Representative Herod explained amendment L.001 (Attachment A).



12:12:26 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A).
Moved Jaquez Lewis
Seconded Caraveo
Caraveo
Cutter
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Holtorf
Jaquez Lewis
Landgraf
Larson
Liston
Mullica
Pelton
Young
Michaelson Jenet
Singer
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
12:12:29 PM  

The sponsors responded to questions about amendment L.001 (Attachment A).

12:12:45 PM  

The sponsors made closing remarks on the bill.

12:20:11 PM  

Committee members made closing comments on the bill.



12:26:35 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1061, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Landgraf
Seconded Mullica
Caraveo Yes
Cutter Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Holtorf Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Landgraf Yes
Larson Yes
Liston No
Mullica Yes
Pelton Yes
Young Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Singer Yes
Final YES: 12   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1104 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


12:28:07 PM  

Representatives Ransom and Buckner, sponsors, presented House Bill 20-1104. The bill allows a parent who voluntarily relinquished parental rights to petition the court to reinstate the parent-child relationship. The bill also clarifies the court procedure to be followed when a respondent parent with a pending dependency and neglect case pursues voluntary relinquishment of their parental rights.

12:30:36 PM  

Ruchi Kapoor, Office of Respondent Parents' Counsel, testified in support of the bill.

12:33:36 PM  

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

12:36:17 PM  

Mary Parker, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

12:38:30 PM  

The previous witnesses responded to questions from the committee.

12:43:48 PM  

Representatives Ransom and Buckner explained Amendment L.001 (Attachment B).



12:45:45 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment B).
Moved Landgraf
Seconded Gonzales-Gutierrez
Caraveo
Cutter
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Holtorf
Jaquez Lewis
Landgraf
Larson
Liston
Mullica
Pelton
Young
Michaelson Jenet
Singer
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


12:47:47 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1104, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Landgraf
Seconded Liston
Caraveo Yes
Cutter Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Holtorf Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Landgraf Yes
Larson Yes
Liston Yes
Mullica Yes
Pelton Yes
Young Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Singer Yes
Final YES: 13   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1113 - Committee Discussion Only

12:48:06 PM  

Representatives Titone and Landgraf, sponsors, introduced House Bill 20-1113. This bill requires the Office of Behavioral Health (OBH), with assistance from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), the Suicide Prevention Commission, and a statewide organization representing a network of community behavioral health providers, to develop a website that provides information and resources for individuals seeking behavioral health care services. Any organization or individual may request to be added to the website. The bill also allows the OBH to accept any gifts, grants, or donations to develop this website. The website must be up by July 1, 2020, and include:

•   information about the Colorado See ME campaign;

•   information about the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline; and

•   demographic-specific information about behavioral health care providers available in each geographic region.

Representative Titone distributed handouts (Attachments C, D, E, F, and G).

12:59:58 PM  

The sponsors responded to questions from the committee.

01:14:28 PM  

Representative Titone discussed a possible amendment.

01:15:21 PM  

Dr. Apryl Alexander, University of Denver, testified in favor of the bill. She distributed two handouts to the committee members (Attachments H and I).

01:20:52 PM  

Dr. Sarah Davidon, Mental Health Colorado, testified in favor of the bill.

01:24:01 PM  

Sponsors made closing comments on the bill.

01:27:15 PM  

Committee members made closing comments on the bill.

01:28:56 PM  

Representative Singer laid the bill over after public testimony concluded.


01:30:17 PM   The committee adjourned.