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S_HHS_2018A 02/28/2018 10:39:33 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date 02/28/2018
Attendance
Aguilar E
Crowder X
Kefalas X
Martinez Humenik X
Smallwood X
Time 10:39:33 AM to 11:08:37 AM
Place SCR 354
This Meeting was called to order by Smallwood
This Report was prepared by Elizabeth Haskell
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB18-1091 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

HB18-1091 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


10:39:41 AM  

Senator Smallwood, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1091.  The bill updates terminology concerning "Alzheimer's and other dementia diseases" to the broader term "dementia diseases and related disability" to reflect both the range of dementia diseases and the impact on a person's functioning in terms of memory and cognitive ability.  It also adds persons with dementia diseases and related disabilities to the Missing Senior Citizen and Missing Persons with Developmental Disabilities Alert Program operated by the Department of Public Safety and local law enforcement agencies.  Lastly, the bill renames the Alzheimer's Disease Treatment and Research Center at the University of Colorado School of Medicine as the Dementia Diseases and Related Disabilities Treatment and Research Center.

10:41:57 AM  

Kelley Horton, Dementia Connections Coalition, testified in support of the bill.

10:47:11 AM  
Diane Robinson, Colorado Senior Lobby, testified in support of the bill.
10:49:15 AM  
Ed Shackelford, Colorado Senior Lobby, testified in support of the bill.
10:50:36 AM  
Christina Johnson, Colorado Senior Lobby, testified in support of the bill.
10:53:23 AM  

Kip Bishop, Senior Mortgage Solutions, testified in support of the bill.  Mr. Bishop responded to questions from the committee.

11:00:40 AM  
Senator Smallwood made closing comments.
11:02:18 AM  

Ms. Horton returned to the table to respond to committee questions.  Committee discussion followed.



11:08:25 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1091 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Smallwood
Seconded
Aguilar Excused
Crowder Yes
Kefalas Yes
Martinez Humenik Yes
Smallwood Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


11:08:37 AM   Committee Adjourned






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