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s_hhs_2016a_2016-03-17t13:34:22z1 Hearing Summary

Date: 03/17/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1103



SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer House Bill 16-1103 to the Committee of the W PASS





01:38 PM




Senator Lundberg reconvened the meeting.



01:38 PM -- HB 16-1103



Senator Martinez Humenik and Senator Todd, co-prime sponsors, presented the bill. The reengrossed bill specifies that candidates seeking licensure as a mental health professional may, but are not required to, register with the database of registered psychotherapists after completing their degree. Mental health professionals covered by the bill include psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, and any other individual enrolled in a professional training program at an approved school actively working toward licensure. The bill clarifies that a candidate seeking a mental health license must "have completed" (rather than "hold") a degree in order to fulfill the educational requirements for licensure.



01:43 PM --
Renee Rivera, National Association of Social Workers - Colorado Chapter, spoke in support of the bill.



01:45 PM --
Sean Boyd, Colorado Counseling Association , testified in support of the bill.



01:49 PM



Ms. Rivera and Mr. Boyd responded to questions from the committee.



01:49 PM --
Tom Lonneman-Doroff, Regis University, testified in support of the bill.



01:54 PM --
Ryan Burkhart, Colorado Counseling Association, testified in support.





01:57 PM



Senator Martinez Humenik and Senator Todd made closing comments.




BILL: HB16-1103
TIME: 02:00:10 PM
MOVED: Martinez Humenik
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1103 to the Committee of the Whole with a recommendation that it be placed 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



04:01 PM



The meeting adjourned.






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