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s_fin_2016a_2016-04-21t12:24:46z3 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/21/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1160



SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer House Bill 16-1160 to the Committee on Appro PASS







01:13 PM -- HB16-1160



Senator Tate next presented House Bill 16-1160, which continues the regulation of surgical assistants and surgical technologists until September 1, 2021. These health professions are regulated by the Division of Professions and Occupations in the Department of Regulatory Affairs (DORA). The bill also requires that surgical assistants and technologists have a fingerprint-based background check prior to being registered. Employers of surgical assistants and technicians must report positive drug tests involving these employees to DORA. Committee members received information about press coverage regarding House Bill 16-1160 (Attachment A.)



16SenateFinance0421AttachA.pdf16SenateFinance0421AttachA.pdf



01:14 PM --
Ms. Catherine Sparkman, Ms. Holly Falco, and Mr. Jeff Brown, all representing surgical assistants in Colorado, testified in support of the bill.





01:24 PM



Members of the committee and Senator Tate commented on the merits of the bill.

BILL: HB16-1160
TIME: 01:30:30 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1160 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 4-1.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Holbert
Yes
Johnston
Yes
Kerr
Yes
Hill
Yes
Neville T.
No
Final YES: 4 NO: 1 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







01:30 PM



The meeting adjourned.




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