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A5F0F76266C0FAC88725852800597B0B Hearing Summary


Date Mar 11, 2020      
Location HCR 0112

HB20-1331 - Referred to House Appropriations

10:17:24 AM  

Representative Larson and Representative Duran, bill sponsors, introduced House Bill 20-1331. The bill directs the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) to create and implement an expedited enrollment process for providers of nonmedical transportation services for Medicaid clients participating in certain home and community based services (HCBS) waivers.  The expedited process must be in effect by July 1, 2021.  The requirement applies to the following seven HCBS waiver programs:


•    Elderly, Blind, and Disabled;

•    Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities;

•    Community Mental Health Supports;

•    Brain Injury;

•    Children with Autism;

•    Children's Home and Community Based Services; and

•    Spinal Cord Injury.


In addition, HCPF is required to work with stakeholders to develop a report identifying barriers and potential solutions to accessing transportation services within the long-term support and services system.  The report must be submitted to the General Assembly by January 15, 2021. 

10:24:29 AM  

The bill sponsors responded to committee questions.

10:25:24 AM  

Abigail Negley, The Arc of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

10:28:55 AM  

Colin Laughlin, Health Care Policy and Financing, testified about the bill.

10:30:40 AM  

Bill sponsors made closing comments on the bill.

10:31:40 AM  

Committee members made final comments on the bill.

10:33:18 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1331 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Larson
Seconded Pelton
Caraveo Yes
Cutter Yes
Holtorf Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Landgraf Yes
Larson Yes
Liston Yes
Mullica Yes
Pelton Yes
Sirota Yes
Young Yes
Lontine Yes
Singer Yes
Final YES: 13   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

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