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s_hhs_2016a_2016-02-25t13:30:48z3 Hearing Summary

Date: 02/25/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB16-135



SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt a conceptual amendment, amending page 4 of t

Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment D). The motion p

Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment E). The motion f

Refer Senate Bill 16-135, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

PASS

FAIL

PASS







02:39 PM -- SB 16-135



Senator Aguilar, bill sponsor, presented the bill. Senate Bill 16-135 allows health insurance plans to provide coverage for health care services provided by a pharmacist as part of a collaborative pharmacy practice agreement if certain conditions are met. Specifically, the health plan must provide coverage for the same service if it is provided by a licensed physician or an advanced practice nurse and the pharmacist must be included in the insurers' network of participating providers. The State Board of Pharmacy, the Colorado Medical Board, and the State Board of Nursing must jointly create rules governing collaborative pharmacy practice agreements.



Collaborative pharmacy practice agreements are voluntary agreements between a licensed pharmacist and a physician or advanced practice nurse that allow a pharmacist to provide evidence-based health care services to one or more patients pursuant to a specific treatment protocol delegated to a pharmacist or pharmacists by a physician or advanced practice nurse. Collaborative pharmacy practice agreements also may include a statewide drug therapy protocol developed by the State Board of Pharmacy and the Department of Public Health and Environment for public health care services, including health care services for smoking cessation, travel health services, and self-administered hormonal contraception.



Senator Aguilar distributed amendments L.002, L.003, and L.004 (Attachments D, E, and F) to the committee and explained each amendment.



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02:44 PM --
Ralph Altiere, University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy, testified in support of the bill. Committee discussion followed.



02:54 PM --
Emily Zadvorny, Provider Status Task Force, spoke in support of the bill.



02:58 PM --
Daniel Galipeau, self, spoke in support of the bill.



03:00 PM -- Constance McMenamin, Colorado Nurses Association, spoke in support of the bill.



03:01 PM --
Brad Young, Rx Plus Pharmacies, spoke in support of the bill. Committee discussion and questions followed.

BILL: SB16-135
TIME: 03:14:58 PM
MOVED: Aguilar
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment D). The motion passed on a vote of 4-1.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Aguilar
Yes
Martinez Humenik
Yes
Newell
Yes
Crowder
No
Lundberg
Yes
YES: 4 NO: 1 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS




BILL: SB16-135
TIME: 03:17:14 PM
MOVED: Aguilar
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment E). The motion failed on a vote of 2-3.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Aguilar
Yes
Martinez Humenik
No
Newell
Yes
Crowder
No
Lundberg
No
YES: 2 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL




BILL: SB16-135
TIME: 03:18:37 PM
MOVED: Lundberg
MOTION: Adopt a conceptual amendment, amending page 4 of the printed bill, line 5, strike "MALPRACTICE" and substitute "PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY". 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





03:19 PM



Amendment L.004 was not considered by the committee.

BILL: SB16-135
TIME: 03:20:01 PM
MOVED: Aguilar
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-135, as amended, to the Committee on Finance. 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



03:31 PM



The committee adjourned.








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