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62098F518FA5D6E5872585750064D5B1 Hearing Summary


Date May 27, 2020      
Location HCR 0112

HB20-1230 - Referred to Senate Finance

12:21:24 PM  

Senator Fields, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 20-1230.  This bill continues the licensing of occupational therapists and assistants until September 1, 2030, and makes the following changes:

  • adds occupational therapy consultant and occupational therapy assistant to the list of titles a person can use if they are licensed in the state and allows occupational therapy assistants to use the abbreviation O.T.A. or C.O.T.A.;
  • clarifies that the law does not restrict the activities of a person fulfilling an occupational therapy doctoral capstone experience under appropriate supervision;
  • adds failing to make essential or falsifying entries on a patent record, committing abuse of health insurance, and committing a fraudulent insurance act to the grounds of discipline;
  • adds additional definitions concerning the scope of practice for occupational therapists; and 
  • reorganizes sections of statute and makes other technical changes.

There was no in-person testimony on the bill.

The following individuals submitted written testimony on House Bill 20-1230 (Attachment F):

Bailey LeBoeuf Johnson, Occupational Therapy Association of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

Pam DiPasquale-Lehnerz, Occupational Therapy Association of Colorado. testified in support of the bill.

12:22:16 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1230 to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Fields
Crowder No
Ginal Yes
Smallwood No
Winter Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details