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8478B75499C99F68872586BD007AC015 Hearing Summary


Date Apr 20, 2021      
Location HCR 0112

SB21-038 - Referred to House Appropriations

04:20:47 PM  
Representative Kennedy,
bill sponsor, introduced SB21-038. The Department of Health Care Policy
and Financing (HCPF) administers the Complimentary or Alternative Medicine
Pilot Program, which allows Medicaid clients with spinal cord injuries
(SCIs) to receive additional medical services not otherwise available to
Medicaid clients. These services include acupuncture, chiropractic care,
and massage therapy. The bill modifies eligibility for the program in two
  • geography-based
    eligibility is expanded from the counties of Adams, Arapahoe, Denver, Douglas,
    and Jefferson, as currently listed in department rule, to include eligible
    individuals residing anywhere in the state.
  • diagnosis-based
    eligibility is expanded from individuals with a SCI, which is further defined
    in department rule, to also include individuals with a primary condition
    of multiple sclerosis, a brain injury, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy,
    or cerebral palsy, with the total inability for independent ambulation
    directly resulting from one of these diagnoses.
  • 04:22:05 PM  
    Representative Van Winkle, bill sponsor, gave opening comments on the bill.
    04:22:59 PM  
    John Morris, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Chanda Hinton, representing Chanda Center for Health, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Michael Neil, representing Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill. Jennifer Maxwell, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Benjamin Waters, representing Craig Hospital, testified in support of the bill.
    04:42:30 PM  

    Representative Kennedy and Representative Van Winkle gave final comments on the bill.

    04:43:41 PM  
    Committee members gave final remarks on the bill.

    04:49:20 PM
    Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-038 to the Committee on Appropriations.
    Moved Ortiz
    Seconded Pelton
    Bradfield Yes
    Cutter Yes
    Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
    Holtorf Yes
    Jodeh Excused
    Larson Yes
    Ortiz Yes
    Pelton Yes
    Ricks Yes
    Woog Yes
    Young Yes
    Sirota Yes
    Michaelson Jenet Yes
    Final YES: 12   NO: 0   EXC: 1   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