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S_HHS_2018A 03/01/2018 01:32:15 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date 03/01/2018
Attendance
Aguilar X
Crowder X
Kefalas X
Martinez Humenik X
Smallwood X
Time 01:32:15 PM to 02:33:07 PM
Place SCR 354
This Meeting was called to order by Smallwood
This Report was prepared by Elizabeth Haskell
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB18-1032 Referred to the Committee of the Whole

HB18-1032 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:32:21 PM  

Senators Fields and Tate, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 18-1032.  The bill requires the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to make individualized patient information in the Emergency Medical Services Agency Patient Care Database available to health information networks.  The CDPHE must contract with health information networks regarding access to EMS patient data, and the sharing of patient data must comply with the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

01:35:02 PM  

Kate Horle, Colorado Regional Health Information Organization, testified in support of the bill and provided a copy of her testimony (Attachment A).

01:40:26 PM  
Sean Caffrey, Emergency Medical Services Association of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
01:45:24 PM  

Randy Kuykendall, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, testified in support of the bill.  Committee questions followed.

01:51:45 PM  
Ms. Horle, Mr. Caffrey, and Mr. Kuykendall responded to questions from the committee.
02:02:49 PM  

Committee questions and discussion continued.

02:13:02 PM  

Ms. Horle explained the process involved in collecting and maintaining medical data.

02:25:21 PM  
Mr. Caffrey responded to questions.
02:25:51 PM  
Christina Johnson, Colorado Senior Lobby, testified in support of the bill.
02:27:05 PM  
Diane Robinson, Colorado Senior Lobby, testified in support of the bill.
02:29:16 PM  
Senator Tate made closing comments.
02:30:10 PM  
Senator Fields made closing comments


02:32:48 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1032 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Crowder
Seconded
Aguilar Yes
Crowder Yes
Kefalas Yes
Martinez Humenik Yes
Smallwood Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


02:33:07 PM   Committee Adjourned






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