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s_hhs_2016a_2016-01-28t13:31:27z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 01/28/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB16-009



SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A). The motion p

Refer Senate Bill 16-009, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

PASS







01:31 PM -- SB 16-009



Senator Grantham, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 16-009. He explained that the bill clarifies the current practice of dental referrals. He told the committee that the bill repeals a current prohibition against certain referral practices and replaces it with language similar to the fee sharing restriction in place for physicians. Specifically, a dentist or dental hygienist may face disciplinary action for the following under the bill:

  • dividing a fee with or paying a person in exchange for the person sending or bringing a patient to the licensee, recommending the licensee to a patient, or agreeing to such an arrangement; and
  • presenting a bill or requesting payment for services rendered by a person other than the licensee.



01:36 PM --
Dr. Jason Ehtessabian, Colorado Dental Association, testified in support.



01:40 PM --
Graig Bears, Comfort Dental Group, Inc., spoke in support of the bill.





01:43 PM



Senator Grantham made closing comments and discussed amendment L.001 (Attachment A).



160128 AttachA.pdf160128 AttachA.pdf

BILL: SB16-009
TIME: 01:44:43 PM
MOVED: Crowder
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Aguilar
Martinez Humenik
Newell
Crowder
Lundberg
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection




BILL: SB16-009
TIME: 01:45:12 PM
MOVED: Crowder
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-009, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole and place on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed on a vote of 5-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Aguilar
Yes
Martinez Humenik
Yes
Newell
Yes
Crowder
Yes
Lundberg
Yes
FINAL YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS












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