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s_hhs_2018a_2018-01-17t09:46:40z0 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB18-020

SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Jan 17, 2018      
Location SCR 354



SB18-020 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


09:47:27 AM  

Senator Smallwood called the meeting to order.  Senator Garcia, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 18-020 to the committee.  The bill allows registered psychotherapists to practice auricular acudetox if they have documented that they have met certain training requirements.  Under current law, only licensed mental health care professionals and level III certified addiction counselors may practice this technique.  Auricular detoxification is the placement of acupuncture needles at certain points in the ear for persons undergoing detoxification for a substance use disorder. Senator Garcia responded to questions from the committee regarding the aricular acudetox procedure.

09:51:20 AM  

Dr. Scott Richardson, representing Acupuncture Association of Colorado, testified in a neutral capacity of the bill.  Dr. Richardson responded to questions from the committee.

09:55:17 AM  
Dick Young, representing the United Veterans Committee, testified in support of the bill.
09:56:42 AM  

Terri Hurst, representing the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition, testified in support of the bill.

10:00:28 AM  

Dr. Libby Stuyt, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  Dr. Stuyt responded to questions from the committee.

10:11:08 AM  

Senator Garcia responded to committee questions regarding the bill.  Committee discussion with Dr. Stuyt and Senator Garcia ensued.  Senator Garcia gave concluding remarks on the bill.



10:27:25 AM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-020 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Kefalas
Seconded
Aguilar Yes
Crowder Yes
Kefalas Yes
Martinez Humenik Yes
Smallwood Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS