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H_PHC_2020A 02/14/2020 03:08:30 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH CARE & HUMAN SERVICES
Date 02/14/2020
Attendance
Caraveo X
Cutter X
Gonzales-Gutierrez *
Holtorf X
Jaquez Lewis X
Larson X
Mullica X
Pelton X
Saine X
Sandridge X
Young X
Michaelson Jenet *
Singer X
Time 03:08:30 PM to 05:21:35 PM
Place HCR 0112
This Meeting was called to order by Representative Singer
This Report was prepared by Julia Group
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB20-1212 Amended, referred to House Finance
HB20-1209 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
HB20-1230 Amended, referred to House Finance
HB20-1270 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

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

HB20-1212 - Amended, referred to House Finance


03:08:49 PM  

Representative Caraveo, bill sponsor, introduced House Bill 20-1212. The bill continues the regulation of naturopathic doctors by the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) for nine years and implements the department's recommendations in the sunset report.  Specifically, it provides department staff, consultants, and complainants with immunity from liability for acts occurring while acting in their capacity; removes references to the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners and the Council of Naturopathic Medical Education; and repeals the requirement that naturopathic doctors enter into a collaborative agreement with a licensed physician before treating children under the age of two.

03:15:14 PM  

Deputy Karen McGovern, Department of Regulatory Agencies, testified against portions of the bill.

03:19:23 PM  

Deputy McGovern responded to questions from the committee.

03:20:59 PM  

Dr. Rachelle Forsberg, Colorado Association of Naturopathic Doctors, testified in support of the bill. She distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment A).

03:25:12 PM  

Dr. Ashley Biscoe, Colorado Association of Naturopathic Doctors, testified in support of the bill.

03:28:26 PM  

Dr. James Gilchrist, Colorado Association of Naturopathic Doctors, testified about the bill.

03:32:01 PM  

Ruth Aponte, Academy of Pediatrics, testified in favor of the bill.

03:35:45 PM  

The previous panel of witness responded to questions from the committee.

03:42:46 PM  

Representative Caraveo introduced amendment L.001 (Attachment B).



03:49:54 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment B).
Moved Caraveo
Seconded Larson
Caraveo
Cutter
Gonzales-Gutierrez Excused
Holtorf
Jaquez Lewis
Larson
Mullica
Pelton
Saine
Sandridge
Young
Michaelson Jenet Excused
Singer
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:50:08 PM  

The bill sponsor made closing comments on the bill.



03:51:43 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1212, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Caraveo
Seconded Saine
Caraveo Yes
Cutter Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Excused
Holtorf Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Larson Yes
Mullica Yes
Pelton Yes
Saine Yes
Sandridge Yes
Young Yes
Michaelson Jenet Excused
Singer Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1209 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


03:52:03 PM  

Representative Mullica and Representative Cutter, bill sponsors, introduced House Bill 20-1209. The bill continues indefinitely the Nurse-Physician Advisory Task Force for Colorado Health Care in the Department of Regulatory Agencies, which is scheduled to repeal on September 1, 2020.  The bill sponsors discussed amendment L.001 (Attachment C).

03:52:04 PM  

There were no witnesses signed up for public testimony about this bill.



03:54:58 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment C).
Moved Mullica
Seconded Cutter
Caraveo
Cutter
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Holtorf
Jaquez Lewis
Larson
Mullica
Pelton
Saine
Sandridge
Young
Michaelson Jenet Excused
Singer
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:55:42 PM  

The bill sponsors made final comments on the bill.



03:57:00 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1209, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Mullica
Seconded Cutter
Caraveo Yes
Cutter Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Holtorf Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Larson Yes
Mullica Yes
Pelton Yes
Saine No
Sandridge No
Young Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Singer Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1230 - Amended, referred to House Finance


03:57:23 PM  

Representative Singer and Representative Larson, bill sponsors, introduced House Bill 20-1230.  This bill continues the licensing of occupational therapists and assistants until September 1, 2030, and makes the following changes:

  • adds occupational therapy consultant and occupational therapy assistant to the list of titles a person can use if they are licensed in the state and allows occupational therapy assistants to use the abbreviation O.T.A. or C.O.T.A.;
  • clarifies that the law does not restrict the activities of a person fulfilling an occupational therapy doctoral capstone experience under appropriate supervision;
  • adds failing to make essential or falsifying entries on a patent record, committing abuse of health insurance, and committing a fraudulent insurance act to the grounds of discipline;
  • adds additional definitions concerning the scope of practice for occupational therapists; and
  • reorganizes sections of statute and makes other technical changes.
04:00:08 PM  

The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.

04:00:32 PM  

Bailey LaBoeuf Johnson, Occupational Therapy Association of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

04:03:33 PM  

Kathryn Carano, Occupational Therapy Association of Colorado, testified about an amendment to the bill.

04:04:54 PM  

Betsy Murray, American Physical Therapy Association Colorado Chapter, testified in a neutral position about the bill. She distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment D).

04:06:24 PM  

The bill sponsors distributed and discussed amendment L.001 (Attachment E).

04:07:39 PM  

Richard Sweetman, Office of Legislative Legal Services, responded to a question from the committee



04:09:08 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment E).
Moved Singer
Seconded Larson
Caraveo
Cutter
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Holtorf
Jaquez Lewis
Larson
Mullica
Pelton
Saine
Sandridge
Young
Michaelson Jenet
Singer
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:09:32 PM  

The bill sponsor explained amendment L.002 (Attachment F).



04:09:47 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment F).
Moved Larson
Seconded Singer
Caraveo
Cutter
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Holtorf
Jaquez Lewis
Larson
Mullica
Pelton
Saine
Sandridge
Young
Michaelson Jenet
Singer
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:09:59 PM  

The bill sponsors made closing comments on the bill.



04:14:01 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1230, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Singer
Seconded Larson
Caraveo Yes
Cutter Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Holtorf Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Larson Yes
Mullica Yes
Pelton Yes
Saine Yes
Sandridge Yes
Young Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Singer Yes
Final YES: 13   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1270 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


04:14:12 PM  

Representative Michaelson Jenet, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 20-1270. This bill allows a medical or a mental health professional to provide services for a behavioral health disorder to a child under the age of 15, as long as one parent or legal guardian gives consent.  It does not apply when parental consent is not required for treatment.  

04:20:01 PM  

The bill sponsor responded to questions from the committee.

04:41:03 PM  

The bill sponsor continued to respond to questions from the committee.

04:53:46 PM  

Valerie Schlecht, Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill.

04:57:21 PM  

Representative Michaelson Jenet, introduced amendment L.001 (Attachment G).

04:57:52 PM  

The bill sponsor responded to questions about the amendment.

04:58:59 PM  

Jane Ritter, Office of Legislative Legal Services, responded to questions from the committee about the amendment. The bill sponsor responded to questions from the committee about the amendment.



05:02:08 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment G).
Moved Michaelson Jenet
Seconded Caraveo
Caraveo
Cutter
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Holtorf
Jaquez Lewis
Larson
Mullica
Pelton
Saine
Sandridge
Young
Michaelson Jenet
Singer
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:02:23 PM  

Representative Michaelson Jenet made closing comments on the bill.

05:07:05 PM  

Committee members made closing comments on the bill.



05:21:24 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1270, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Michaelson Jenet
Seconded Cutter
Caraveo Yes
Cutter Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Holtorf Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Larson No
Mullica Yes
Pelton No
Saine No
Sandridge No
Young Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Singer Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


05:21:35 PM   The committee adjourned.