Dr. Bill Scelza, representing Craig Hospital, testified in support of the bill. He discussed the benefits of a peer review process for physicians.
Amber Burkhart, representing the Colorado Hospital Association read supporting testimony from Kelly Erb of the Colorado Rural Health Center. The letter stated that rural health providers in isolated areas particularly benefit from peer reviews.
Dr. Darlene Tad-Y. representing the Colorado Hospital Association, testified in favor of the bill. She discussed how peer review facilitates training and professional development.
Ann McCullough, representing the Colorado Hospital Association, testified in support of the bill. She focused on the positive operational aspects of peer review. She expressed concerns that it will grind to a halt if not re-authorized and increase health care costs.
A letter from the Colorado Hospital Association in support of SB 19-234 was distributed to committee members (Attachment B).