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s_hhs_2017a_2017-01-18t10:06:49z1 Hearing Summary

Date: 01/18/2017

Location: SCR 354

Final

Sunset Hearing Naturopathic Doctor Act



SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Allow Senator Coram to be a co-prime sponsor, with

Refer bill draft regarding the Naturopathic Doctor
PASS

PASS







10:52 AM -- Sunset Hearing Naturopathic Doctor Act



Vivienne Belmont, DORA, presented the 2016 Sunset Review: Naturopathic Doctors Act (Attachment C). Ms. Belmont responded to questions from the committee.



Attachment C https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1eD7wvZltwxZGk5bVhPaUdBbEk/view



11:06 AM



Committee discussion and questions continued.





11:12 AM --
Larry Sarner, Colorado Citizens for Science in Medicine, explained the role of the Colorado Citizens with Science in Medicine. He commented on the sunset review. He discussed his participation in the sunset process.





11:24 AM --
Linda Rosa, Colorado Citizens for Science in Medicine, provided a handout to the committee (Attachment D) and discussed the sunset review and the scope of practice of naturopathic doctors (NDs).



170118 AttachD.pdf170118 AttachD.pdf



11:36 AM



Ms. Rosa read the testimony of Maureen Maker (Attachment D).



11:39 AM --
Donna Walter, representing herself, discussed the sunset review. She voiced her concern about the limited access to naturopathic providers. Ms. Walter responded to questions from the committee.





11:45 AM --
Dr. Lynn Perry, Colorado Medical Society (CMS), testified on the sunset review. Committee discussion followed.





11:55 AM




Dr. Perry responded to committee questions. Committee discussion followed regarding the scope of practice of NDs.



11:59 AM --
Caitlin O'Connor, Colorado Association of Naturopathic Doctors (COAND), and Dr. Mark Carney, ND, LAC, COAND, came to the table and provided a handout to the committee (Attachment E). Dr. O'Connor testified in support of continuing the regulation of naturopathic doctors and discussed expanding the scope of practice for naturopathic doctors.



170118 AttachE.pdf170118 AttachE.pdf



12:02 PM -- Dr. Mark Carney, ND, LAC, responded to questions from the committee. Committee discussion and questions followed.





12:06 PM --
Dr. Carney discussed the sunset review. Committee discussion followed.



12:12 PM



Dr. O'Connor responded to committee questions.


BILL: Sunset Hearing Naturopathic Doctor Act
TIME: 12:14:28 PM
MOVED: Aguilar
MOTION: Refer bill draft regarding the Naturopathic Doctor Practice Act to the Senate for introduction (Attachment F). The motion passed on a vote of 5-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Aguilar
Yes
Crowder
Yes
Kefalas
Yes
Martinez Humenik
Yes
Smallwood
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



170118 AttachF.pdf170118 AttachF.pdf



12:15 PM



Senator Smallwood assigned Senator Aguilar as the prime sponsor of the bill and Senator Kefalas as a co-sponsor.

BILL: Sunset Hearing Naturopathic Doctor Act
TIME: 12:16:55 PM
MOVED: Martinez Humenik
MOTION: Allow Senator Coram to be a co-prime sponsor, with Senator Aguilar, of the Naturopathic Doctors Act bill. The motion passed on a vote of 5-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Aguilar
Yes
Crowder
Yes
Kefalas
Yes
Martinez Humenik
Yes
Smallwood
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







12:18 PM



The meeting adjourned.