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Date: 03/30/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB16-161



SENATE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS, LABOR, & TECHNOLOGY


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt a conceptual amendment to amend page 25, lin

Refer Senate Bill 16-161 to the Committee on Finan
FAIL

PASS







02:07 PM -- SB 16-161



Senator Crowder introduced Senate Bill 16-161, concerning regulation of athletic trainers. The bill, recommended by the Colorado Commission on Uniform State Laws, requires athletic trainers to be registered with the Division of Professions and Occupations (DPO) in the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), and reinstates the Athletic Trainer Practice Act as it existed prior to its 2015 repeal, by

  • specifying educational background, certifications, and examination requirements;
  • providing DORA with the ability to set fees and schedule renewals of registrations;
  • establishing the grounds for disciplinary proceedings and authorizing the DPO director to take disciplinary actions; and
  • establishing a class 2 misdemeanor for conviction of the offense of practicing without an active registration, and a class 1 misdemeanor for a subsequent offense.



In addition, the bill makes some changes to the act, including recodification, terminology modifications, and the following substantive changes:

  • adding title protection for the abbreviation ATC (Athletic Trainer Certified) to limit its use to registered athletic trainers;
  • requiring evidence of current national certification at registration and, if required by the DPO director, at renewal; and
  • adding as grounds for discipline the failure of an athletic trainer to practice pursuant to the direction of a Colorado-licensed or otherwise lawfully practicing health care professional and the failure to practice in a manner that meets generally accepted standards of athletic training practice.


  • 02:11 PM --
    Paul Angelico, Colorado High School Athletic Association, spoke in opposition to the bill as drafted. He responded to questions from the committee concerning a potential amendment to the bill. He responded to other questions from the committee.



02:18 PM --
Mark Peters, Colorado Athletic Trainers Association (CATA), spoke in support of the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



02:33 PM --
Chris O'Dell, representing herself, spoke in support of the bill. She responded to questions from the committee.



02:40 PM --
Joe Ellis, President of the Denver Broncos, spoke in support of the bill. He responded to questions to the committee.



02:46 PM --
Wayne Gersoff, representing himself, spoke in support of the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



02:50 PM --
Mike DaRosa, representing himself, spoke in support of the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



02:56 PM --
Brigette Younger, Children's Hospital of Colorado, spoke in support of the bill.



03:00 PM --
Jay Albright, Children's Hospital of Colorado, spoke in support of the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



03:06 PM --
Cindy Endicott, CATA, spoke in support of the bill.



03:13 PM --
Cathy Calderwood, representing herself, spoke in support of the bill. She responded to questions from the committee.



03:21 PM --
Jared Hanson, representing himself, spoke in support of the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



03:26 PM --
Darryl Miller, Denver Public Schools, spoke in support of the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



03:34 PM



Senator Crowder made closing comments on the bill.


BILL: SB16-161
TIME: 03:35:55 PM
MOVED: Neville T.
MOTION: Adopt a conceptual amendment to amend page 25, line 1, strike SEPTEMBER 1, 2025 and substitute SEPTEMBER 1, 2021. The motion failed on a vote of 4-5.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Baumgardner
Yes
Heath
No
Hodge
No
Jahn
No
Neville T.
Yes
Newell
No
Tate
No
Woods
Yes
Holbert
Yes
YES: 4 NO: 5 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL
BILL: SB16-161
TIME: 03:39:17 PM
MOVED: Woods
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-161 to the Committee on Finance. The motion passed on a vote of 8-1.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Baumgardner
Yes
Heath
Yes
Hodge
Yes
Jahn
Yes
Neville T.
No
Newell
Yes
Tate
Yes
Woods
Yes
Holbert
Yes
Final YES: 8 NO: 1 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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