Location: SCR 357
BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1057
SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
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12:25 PM -- HB17-1057
Senators Kerr and Gardner, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 17-1057. The reengrossed bill enacts the Interstate Physical Therapy Licensure Compact Act and requires the Governor to enter into the compact on behalf of Colorado. Under the compact, physical therapists and physical therapy assistants licensed or certified in a compact member state may obtain an expedited license or certificate allowing them to practice in another compact member state. The compact will be administered by the Physical Therapy Compact Commission which will process applications for compact participation. Licensed physical therapists and certified physical therapy assistants in Colorado and other member states are granted "compact privileges," which allows them to practice as a physical therapist or work as a physical therapy assistant in another member state under the laws and rules of the remote state.
12:26 PM -- Eliza Schultz, representing the American Physical Therapy Association, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Schultz discussed amendment L.004 (Attachment C). Ms. Schultz responded to committee questions.
Senator Gardner responded to a committee question. Ms. Schultz continued to respond to committee questions.
The bill was laid over for action only to the end of the committee meeting.