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84B1CA21579E3E93872587E40076EFCB Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB22-027

SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Feb 9, 2022      
Location SCR 357



SB22-027 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


02:43:01 PM  

Senator Smallwood and Senator Rodriguez, co-prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill 22-027, makes modifications to the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program(PDMP), including: requiring each prescriber holding a Colorado license and a current federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration to register and maintain a PDMP user account; requiring a prescriber to query the PDMP prior to prescribing any opioid or benzodiazepine; clarifying that each pharmacist holding a Colorado license is required to maintain a user account with the PDMP; and requiring that the Prescription Drug Monitoring Task Force evaluate and make recommendations to the Executive Director of DORA regarding balancing enforcement of the PDMP with its use as a healthcare tool.

02:43:02 PM  
Mrs. Jenny Page, representing Office of the State Auditor, was available to answer committee questions.
02:53:46 PM  

Ms Ronne Hines, representing Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), testified in support of the bill.

Additional written testimony can be found in Attachment C.



02:59:12 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-027 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Smallwood
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Simpson Yes
Smallwood Yes
Ginal Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS