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s_hhs_2017a_2017-02-09t13:32:32z3 Hearing Summary

Date: 02/09/2017

Location: LSB B

Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB17-106



SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment F). The motion p

Adopt severed section A of amendment L.001 (Attach

Adopt severed section B of amendment L.001 (Attach

Adopt severed section C of amendment L001 (Attachm

Refer Senate Bill 17-106, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

PASS

FAIL

FAIL

PASS





04:54 PM




The committee recessed.



05:04 PM -- SB 17-106



The meeting reconvened.



Senators Aguilar and Coram, co-prime bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 17-106. The bill continues the registration of naturopathic doctors from September 1, 2017, when the program is set to expire, to September 1, 2022, and implements recommendations of the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) sunset review. These recommendations include:

      • requiring insurers to report malpractice settlements or judgments against naturopathic doctors to the director of the Division of Professions and Occupations;
      • requiring naturopathic doctors to report child abuse or neglect;
      • requiring naturopathic doctors to report abuse or exploitation of anyone who is elderly or intellectually or developmentally disabled;
      • clarifying that the naturopathic formulary includes specified prescription medications and devices; and
      • amending the name of the homeopathic pharmacopoeia to "Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia Revision Service."





05:06 PM --
Maureen Maker, Colorado Citizens for Science in Medicine, testified in opposition to the bill.



05:11 PM -- Larry Sarner, Colorado Citizens for Science in Medicine, testified in opposition to the bill.



05:17 PM --
Linda Rosa, Advocates for Children in Therapy, testified in opposition to the bill and provided a handout to the committee (Attachment D). Ms. Rosa responded to questions from the committee.



170209 AttachD.pdf170209 AttachD.pdf



05:22 PM -- Donna Walter, representing herself and the Colorado Association for Naturopathic Medicine, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Walter responded to the questions from the committee.



05:27 PM --
Dr. Gina Moore, Colorado Pharmacists Society, testified in support of the bill.



05:31 PM -- Dr. Mark Johnson, Colorado Medical Society, testified in support of the bill.



05:35 PM --
Dr. Tamaan Osbourne-Roberts, the Colorado Academy of Family Physicians, testified in support of the bill.



05:38 PM --
Dr. Mark Carney, Colorado Association of Naturopathic Doctors, testified in support of the bill.



05:42 PM --
Dr. Shawna Kiker, Colorado Association of Naturopathic Doctors, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Carney and Dr. Kiker responded to questions from the committee.



05:50 PM



Senator Coram made closing comments. Senator Aguilar made closing comments.



05:57 PM --
Vivienne Belmont, Colorado Office of Policy, Research, and Regulatory Reform, responded to questions from the committee.



06:07 PM



Committee discussion and questions continued.



06:16 PM



Senator Aguilar distributed amendments L.001 (Attachment E) and L.002 (Attachment F) and asked that amendment L.001 be severed into three parts:



170209 AttachE.pdf170209 AttachE.pdf170209 AttachF.pdf170209 AttachF.pdf

          • severed section A - lines one through six of amendment L.001.
          • severer section B - lines seven through 19 of amendment L.001.
          • severed section C - lines 20 through 27 of amendment L.001.
            BILL: SB17-106
            TIME: 06:18:29 PM
            MOVED: Aguilar
            MOTION: Adopt severed section B of amendment L.001 (Attachment E), lines seven through 19. The motion failed on a vote of 2-3.
            SECONDED:
            VOTE
            Aguilar
            Yes
            Crowder
            No
            Kefalas
            Yes
            Martinez Humenik
            No
            Smallwood
            No
            YES: 2 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL


BILL: SB17-106
TIME: 06:21:49 PM
MOVED: Aguilar
MOTION: Adopt severed section C of amendment L001 (Attachment F), lines 20 through 27. The motion failed on a vote of 1-4.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Aguilar
Yes
Crowder
No
Kefalas
No
Martinez Humenik
No
Smallwood
No
YES: 1 NO: 4 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL


BILL: SB17-106
TIME: 06:22:44 PM
MOVED: Kefalas
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment F). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Aguilar
Crowder
Kefalas
Martinez Humenik
Smallwood
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection


BILL: SB17-106
TIME: 06:23:26 PM
MOVED: Smallwood
MOTION: Adopt severed section A of amendment L.001 (Attachment E), lines 20 through 27. The motion passed on a vote of 3-2.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Aguilar
Yes
Crowder
No
Kefalas
No
Martinez Humenik
Yes
Smallwood
Yes
YES: 3 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS


BILL: SB17-106
TIME: 06:24:53 PM
MOVED: Aguilar
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-106, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. 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



6:25 PM



The meeting adjourned.