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s_hhs_2018a_2018-03-29t13:33:28z6 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB18-1155

SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Mar 29, 2018      
Location SCR 354



HB18-1155 - Committee Discussion Only

06:51:13 PM  

Senator Martinez Humenik, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1155.  The bill continues the regulation of physical therapists and physical therapist assistants by the Physical Therapy Board in the Department of Regulatory Agencies, which is scheduled to repeal on September 1, 2018.  State fiscal impacts under the bill include the continuation of the program's current revenue and expenditures, as well as a minimal workload impact from changes in the bill.  The program is continued through September 1, 2027.

06:52:42 PM  
Bryan Jameson, Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies, responded to questions from the committee.
07:05:45 PM  

Senator Martinez Humenik continued to present the bill.

07:07:50 PM  

Jennifer Berry, DPT, American Physical Therapy Association - Colorado (APTA-Colorado), testified in support the bill.

07:12:10 PM  
Meg Ryan Sippel, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
07:16:18 PM  

Dr. Berry  and Ms. Sippel responded to questions from the committee.

07:22:39 PM  

Scott Richardson, Acupuncture Association of Colorado (AAC), testified in opposition to the bill.

07:25:00 PM  

Geina Horton, AAC, testified in opposition to the bill.

07:26:37 PM  

Amanda Hilton, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.

07:31:34 PM  

Kristine Grayce, AAC, testified in opposition to the bill and provided a handout to the committee [Attachment S].

07:38:27 PM  

Dr. Elizabeth Spetnagel, AAC, testified in opposition to the bill and provided a handout [Attachment T].

07:44:11 PM  

Stephanie Shober, AAC, testified in opposition to the bill.

07:48:46 PM  

Shelia Liewald, AAC, testified in opposition to the bill and provided a handout to the committee [Attachment U].

07:50:44 PM  
Lindsay Long, ACC, testified in opposition to the bill.
07:52:51 PM  

Erika Fayina Marie, ACC, testified in opposition to the bill and provided three handouts to the committeel [Attachment V, W, and X].

08:04:13 PM  

Mark VanOtterloo, AAC, testified in opposition to the bill.

08:14:16 PM  

Cameron MacDonald, DPT, APTP-Colorado, testified in support of the bill and responded to questions from the committee.

08:18:45 PM  

Senator Smallwood laid the bill over for action at the next committee meeting.